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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scru·pu·lous /ˈskrupjələs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scru·pu·lous a.
 1. Full of scruples; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.
    Abusing their liberty, to the offense of their weak brethren which were scrupulous.   --Hooker.
 2. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.
 3. Given to making objections; captious. [Obs.]
 Equality of two domestic powers
 Breed scrupulous faction.   --Shak.
 4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice. [Obs.]
    The justice of that cause ought to be evident; not obscure, not scrupulous.   --Bacon.
 Syn: -- Cautious; careful; conscientious; hesitating.
  -- Scru*pu*lous*ly, adv. -- Scru*pu*lous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong;
             principled; "less scrupulous producers sent bundles
             that were deceptive in appearance" [ant: unscrupulous]
      2: characterized by extreme care and great effort;
         "conscientious application to the work at hand";
         "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"
         [syn: conscientious, painstaking]