Adjective "Scruple" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Scruple


    Definition:

    noun

    1. a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions.

    2. a very small portion or amount.

    3. a unit of weight equal to 20 grains (

    1.295 grams) or 1/3 of a dram, apothecaries' weight.

    4. an ancient Roman unit of weight equivalent to 1/24 of an ounce or 1/288 of an as or pound.

    Compare as2 (def 2). verb (used without object), scrupled, scrupling.

    5. to have scruples.

    verb (used with object), scrupled, scrupling.

    6. to have

    Origin:
    scruple