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Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer.
E. F. Schumacher

Meaning of "scrupulous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCRUPULOUS

From Latin scrūpulōsus punctilious.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCRUPULOUS

scrupulous  [ˈskruːpjʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCRUPULOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scrupulous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SCRUPULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of scrupulous in the English dictionary

The definition of scrupulous in the dictionary is characterized by careful observation of what is morally right. Other definition of scrupulous is very careful or precise.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCRUPULOUS


calculus
ˈkælkjʊləs
crapulous
ˈkræpjʊləs
cumulus
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
fabulous
ˈfæbjʊləs
homunculus
hɒˈmʌŋkjʊləs
meticulous
mɪˈtɪkjʊləs
miraculous
mɪˈrækjʊləs
modulus
ˈmɒdjʊləs
obstropulous
əbˈstrɒpjʊləs
oculus
ˈɒkjʊləs
opulus
ˈɒpjʊləs
overscrupulous
ˌəʊvəˈskruːpjʊləs
papulous
ˈpæpjʊləs
populace
ˈpɒpjʊləs
populous
ˈpɒpjʊləs
ridiculous
rɪˈdɪkjʊləs
Romulus
ˈrɒmjʊləs
stimulus
ˈstɪmjʊləs
unpopulous
ʌnˈpɒpjʊləs
unscrupulous
ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCRUPULOUS

scrunchie
scrunchion
scrunchy
scrunt
scrunty
scruple
scrupleless
scrupler
scruples
scrupulosity
scrupulously
scrupulousness
scrutability
scrutable
scrutator
scrutineer
scrutinies
scrutinise
scrutiniser
scrutinisingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCRUPULOUS

acidulous
antituberculous
bibulous
cellulous
credulous
cumulous
edentulous
emulous
fantabulous
fistulous
garrulous
ghetto fabulous
incredulous
jealous
nebulous
pendulous
querulous
scrofulous
sedulous
tremulous
tuberculous

Synonyms and antonyms of scrupulous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCRUPULOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scrupulous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scrupulous

Translation of «scrupulous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCRUPULOUS

Find out the translation of scrupulous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scrupulous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scrupulous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

讲良心的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escrupuloso
570 millions of speakers

English

scrupulous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धर्मभीरु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دقيقا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скрупулезное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escrupuloso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খুঁতখুঁতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

scrupuleux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teliti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gewissenhaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

実直な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양심적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scrupulous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chu đáo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றமற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दांभिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vicdanlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scrupoloso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skrupulatny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скрупульозне
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scrupulos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχολαστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

deurdagte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

samvetsgrann
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

samvittighetsfull
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scrupulous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRUPULOUS»

The term «scrupulous» is regularly used and occupies the 79.477 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRUPULOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scrupulous

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7 QUOTES WITH «SCRUPULOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scrupulous.
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Jim Garrison
My office has been one of the most scrupulous in the country with regard to the protection of individual rights. I've been on record for years in law journals and books as championing the rights of the individual against the oppressive power of the state.
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Julien Green
A scrupulous man will never produce a great novel.
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Kathryn Lasky
I treat all my characters as if they were real, and I am scrupulous about the details of their lives.
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Kevin McCloud
I've had my fair share of colds, which last longer than they should and can cause wheezing, so I avoid people who are sneezing like the plague and am scrupulous about hygiene and hand-washing.
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Sherwin B. Nuland
Nosology (from the Greek 'nosos,' meaning 'disease,' and 'logos,' referring to 'study') is not a sport for the timid, and certainly not for those so scrupulous about rules and order that they demand consistency in all things.
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E. F. Schumacher
Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer.
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Allen Weinstein
Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCRUPULOUS»

Discover the use of scrupulous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scrupulous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Joyce's Style of 'scrupulous Meanness' in His Literary Work ...
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Ulster at Coleraine (Faculty of Arts), course: Proseminar Irish Author Studies, 5 entries in the bibliography, ...
Beate Wilhelm, 2007
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"Scrupulous Sympathy": James Joyce's "Ulysses" and the ...
The importance of sentimentality in modernity and of Joyce's intricate handling of it is, I believe, central to understanding the compassionate, ethical system of Ulysses, one made especially resonant by the atrocities of World War I and by ...
Matthew Brian Nicholas, 2008
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Hesitant Wolf & Scrupulous Fox: Fables Selected from World ...
Over 150 fables selected from 5,000 years of literature
Karen Kennerly, 1973
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Pastoral Counseling and Personality Disorders: A Manual
Once the scrupulous person accepts that he or she has a personality disorder, which does not happen easily, then the pastoral counselor or confessor needs to establish new ground rules, one of which is to get the person to have a regular ...
Richard P. Vaughan, 1993
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Suspicious Readings of Joyce's "Dubliners"
He surmised that most people probably meant “a certain scrupulous brute force in writing,” and he himself found the predominant Russian characteristic to be “a scrupulous instinct for caste” (SL ). It is curious that the word “scrupulous” ...
Margot Norris, 2011
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Medical Ethics' 2006 Ed.
2.3 Lax, Scrupulous, and Tender Conscience. Conscience may err on the side of laxity. Those with a lax conscience sometimes become persuaded that great sins are permissible. They find excuses for grave misconduct. Such people often ...
R. Padilla
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Party Pieces: Oral Storytelling and Social Performance in ...
2. Dubliners. "Scrupulous. Meanness". Versus. Expansive. Performance. The text of Dubliners is replete with bravura and virtuoso performances— of music, song, and dance; of storytelling, poetic recitation, and extravagant pub talk as well as ...
Alan Warren Friedman, 2007
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Guidebook for Confessors
With Scrupulous and Lax People We mentioned before about helping people who are scrupulous in matters of chastity. But these faults can also affect other areas of life, such as matters of justice or even the life of prayer. Scrupulous souls can ...
Rev. Michael E. Giesler
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Landlording, 11th Edition: A Handymanual for Scrupulous ...
This is the completely revised and updated edition of the classic landlord's bible which first came out in 1975 and has sold over 370,000 copies.
Leigh Robinson, 2010
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English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With ...
Blair. Proud Gyas and hti train, Tn triumph rode the victor* of the main. Drtuen. consanguinity, v. Kindred. CONSCIENTIOUS, SCRUPULOUS. CONSCIENTIOUS , from conscience, marks the quality of having a nice conscience. SCRUPULOUS  ...
George Crabb, 1818

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCRUPULOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scrupulous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scientists believe Jain religion is scrupulous: Gyanmati Mata
Ujjain : The world scientists have believed that the Jain religion is scrupulous as it is diligent and through in practice. There were only 70 Digambar Jain Seers ... «Free press journal, Jun 15»
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International High Level Military Group Commends Israel Defense …
June 22, 2015. International High Level Military Group Commends Israel Defense Force's "Scrupulous Adherence to Laws" ... «Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, Jun 15»
3
Six takeaways from the UN's Gaza war report
Though it started as a sham, final report is scrupulous, focusing equally on both ... to continue call it the Schabas Report are destined to fail) is pretty scrupulous, ... «Haaretz, Jun 15»
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Padmore/Vignoles review – scrupulous musicianship and genuine …
Padmore made some interesting Schubertian choices, with unfamiliar items included among his selection of 10. To each of them the tenor brought scrupulous ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Understanding Scrupulosity
Question: I have suffered many years with being scrupulous and it seems that no matter what I do I can't break out of this cycle. Why am I struggling this way? «Aleteia EN, May 15»
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Pixar's long, scrupulous process to create resonant
'Inside Out': This film looks at the five emotions inside the head of a young girl, Riley, who moves from the US Midwest to San Francisco. Courtesy of Pixar. «Jakarta Post, May 15»
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Scrupulous Sarri
Scrupulous Sarri. Empoli may not be leading the table but they have excited with their style of play. Mina Rzouki investigates the man behind their tactics. «Football Italia, Mar 15»
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A Scrupulous Historian and Churchill Biographer
In summer 1940, as war raged, the British government sent several hundred children, including 3-year-old Martin Gilbert, to safety in Canada. The children ... «Wall Street Journal, Feb 15»
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Scrupulous sleeping around on "The Ethical Slut"
Hussy, floozy, strumpet, slut: So many colorful words have been invented to weaken a woman's power by condemning her sexual past, even without knowledge ... «Isthmus, Nov 14»
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Editorial: Transparent, scrupulous spending required by Washtenaw …
Editorial: Transparent, scrupulous spending required by Washtenaw Community College leadership. WCC Washtenaw. Foliage changes color on the ... «MLive.com, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Scrupulous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/scrupulous>. Jun 2019 ».
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