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scru·pu·lous  audio  (skrpy-ls) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Conscientious and exact; painstaking. See Synonyms at meticulous.
  2. Having scruples; principled.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French scrupuleux, from Latin scrpulsus, from scrpulus, scruple ; see scruple

OTHER FORMS:
scrupu·losi·ty  (-ls-t) KEY  or scrupu·lous·ness  (-ls-ns) KEY (Noun), scrupu·lous·ly(Adverb)


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