Meaning: an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
scruple, qualm, misgiving
Meaning: uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Meaning: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
meaning of the word
Meaning: have doubts about
Meaning: raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
Meaning: hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself"
She must scruple at nothing that might bind him.
I knew my power over her, and used it (as any man in my place would have used it) without scruple.
These vices (for we scruple not to call them such) bring misery unpitied, and contempt on every one addicted to them.
"Since the idea had been started in the very quarter which ought to dictate, he had no scruple," he said, "in confessing his judgement to be entirely on that side.
I used both their names without scruple; and I wrote my recommendation in terms which the best of living women and the ablest of existing dressmakers could never have hoped to merit.
I do not scruple to tell you, that I am unhappy, and that the watch of the last night has not assisted me to discover Ludovico; upon every occurrence of the night you must excuse my reserve.'
At first, the experiment was made with caution and scruple; and the venerable pictures were discreetly allowed to instruct the ignorant, to awaken the cold, and to gratify the prejudices of the heathen proselytes.
For Pluto, however, I still retained sufficient regard to restrain me from maltreating him, as I made no scruple of maltreating the rabbits, the monkey, or even the dog, when by accident, or through affection, they came in my way.
But notwithstanding this near resemblance in a few instances, they are in general so very different, that no-one can make a scruple to rank them under distinct heads, and assign to each a peculiar name to mark the difference [Footnote 1.].
They entertain a presumptuous confidence in their strength, and as they do not suppose that they can henceforward ever have occasion to claim the assistance of their fellow-creatures, they do not scruple to show that they care for nobody but themselves.