phonetic symbol: / skrúpəl / 

scruple - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action

[ noun ]
■ uneasiness about the fitness of an action
misgiving , qualm

[ noun ]
■ a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

[ verb ]
■ have doubts about

[ verb ]
■ raise scruples
・He lied and did not even scruple about it

[ verb ]
■ hesitate on moral grounds
・The man scrupled to perjure himself

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