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scrupulously


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scrupulous  \Scru"pu*lous\,  a.  [L.  scrupulosus:  cf  F. 
  scrupuleux.] 
  1.  Full  ofscrupules  inclined  to  scruple;  nicely  doubtful; 
  hesitating  to  determine  or  to  act  from  a  fear  of 
  offending  or  of  doing  wrong 
 
  Abusing  their  liberty,  to  the  offense  of  their  weak 
  brethren  which  were  scrupulous.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  Careful;  cautious;  exact;  nice;  as  scrupulous  abstinence 
  from  labor;  scrupulous  performance  of  duties. 
 
  3.  Given  to  making  objections;  captious.  [Obs.] 
 
  Equality  of  two  domestic  powers  Breed  scrupulous 
  faction.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Liable  to  be  doubted;  doubtful;  nice.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  justice  of  that  cause  ought  to  be  evident;  not 
  obscrure,  not  scrupulous.  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Cautious;  careful;  conscientious;  hesitating.  -- 
  {Scru"pu*lous*ly},  adv  --  {Scru"pu*lous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scrupulously 
  adv  :  with  extreme  conscientiousness;  "he  came  religiously  every 
  morning  at  8  o'clock"  [syn:  {conscientiously},  {religiously}] 




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