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Word of the Day 12/15/17 Scrupulous

Scrupulous (adjective)
scrupulous [skroo-pyuh-luh s]
(previously 03-19-13)

adjective
1. having scruples, or moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled: scrupulous about defending human rights.
2. punctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact: a scrupulous attention to detail in their performance.

Synonyms
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1. conscientious, cautious, careful, circumspect.
2. exacting, rigorous. Scrupulous, punctilious imply abiding exactly by rules. Scrupulous implies conscientious carefulness in attending to details: scrupulous attention to details. Punctilious suggests strictness, preciseness, and rigidity, especially in observance of social conventions.

Antonyms
2. careless.

Origin: First recorded in 1400-50; late Middle English word from Latin word scrūpulōsus. See scruple, -ous

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