scruples

[ UK /skɹˈuːpə‍lz/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹupəɫz/ ]
NOUN
  1. motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
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How To Use scruples In A Sentence

  • The pagan deities' idols Baal and Ashera, on the other hand, had no such scruples.
  • Robin Hood had no scruples about robbing the rich to give to the poor.
  • Moreover it seems to me atrocious that we who insist on seven millions of Catholics supporting a church they call heretical, should dare to talk of our scruples (conscientious scruples forsooth!) about assisting with a poor pittance of very insufficient charity their 'damnable idolatry.' The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • But his prodigality, which is excessive, after a time brought him to London; and the bishop imagined that, with his help, my scruples would at last be conquered. The Adventures of Hugh Trevor
  • There are also those at the other end of the financial spectrum who have few scruples about money. Times, Sunday Times
  • Although in theory they may have scruples about eating meat, they are happy to overlook them if the meat is presented cleansed of any prior history. Bad Food Britain
  • Then he responded by, apparently, unfiring them and saying he's offended but he'll unfire them, which makes him look at best like an equivocator and at worst like he doesn't have any scruples. Edwards On The Bloggers: "Personally Offended," But Believes In "Giving Everyone A Fair Shake"
  • Those scruples and that refinement against which he warned her, she herself thought might be overstrained, and to gratify unnecessary punctilio, the short period of existence be rendered causelessly unhappy. Cecilia
  • Of course, many will feel scruples about criticising others for how they spend their money out of fear of sounding hypocritical. Times, Sunday Times
  • Robin Hood had no scruples about robbing the rich to give to the poor.
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