scruple | scruples

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a moral principle

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scruple - principle

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A ‘scruple’ is an ethical consideration or rule that prevents or at least makes you reconsider taking any action that you judge to be wrong. In some ways, it can be seen as something similar to a person’s conscience; an inner guiding principle that governs how you interact with the world. This word is most commonly encountered in its plural form ‘scruples’.

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Antonyms immorality

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  1. wThe new administration put in charge of the company released one hundred employees without scruple. It really was a callous act.

  2. That businessman has little or no scruples. That’s why he’s willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.

  3. I tend to follow my own moral scruples when making a decision rather than relying on the advice of others.

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