how to pronounce scruple


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scruple is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of scruple in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… lack of scruple show precious little of …”

meanings of scruple


  1. A very small quantity; a particle.
  2. Hesitation to act from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; doubt, hesitation or unwillingness due to motives of conscience.
  3. A doubt or uncertainty concerning a matter of fact; intellectual perplexity.
  4. A weight of ^1⁄288 of a pound, that is, twenty grains or one third of a dram, about 1.3 grams (symbol: ℈).
  5. A Hebrew unit of time equal to ^1⁄1080 hour.


  1. To regard with suspicion; to question.
  2. To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple.
  3. To question the truth of (a fact, etc.); to doubt; to hesitate to believe, to question.
  4. To hesitate or be reluctant to act due to considerations of conscience or expedience.

scruple frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word scruple occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics scruple can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that scruple can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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