Thesaurus > Related Words: scruple

  Words related to scruple

Related / Similar Words: qualm, misgiving

 

Definition:
  • an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action;
  • uneasiness about the fitness of an action;
  • a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains;
  • have doubts about;
  • raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it";
  • hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself";

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    Part Meronyms: dram, drachm, drachma

     

    Derivational Morphology: misgive, qualm, misgiving

     

     
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