Definition of SCRUPLE

noun : SCRUPLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains ;

  • 3. (

    ) an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action ;

verb : SCRUPLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself" ;

  • 2. (

    ) raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it" ;


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