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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence;

2. strict attention to minute details;
[syn: meticulousness, meticulosity, punctiliousness, scrupulousness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scrupulous \Scru"pu*lous\, a. [L. scrupulosus: cf. F. scrupuleux.] 1. Full of scruples; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong. [1913 Webster] Abusing their liberty, to the offense of their weak brethren which were scrupulous. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties. [1913 Webster] 3. Given to making objections; captious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Equality of two domestic powers Breed scrupulous faction. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The justice of that cause ought to be evident; not obscure, not scrupulous. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Syn: Cautious; careful; conscientious; hesitating. [1913 Webster] -- Scru"pu*lous*ly, adv. -- Scru"pu*lous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scrupulousness n 1: conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence [ant: unscrupulousness] 2: strict attention to minute details [syn: meticulousness, meticulosity, punctiliousness, scrupulousness]