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

 scru·ple /ˈskrupəl/
 躊躇,猶豫,微量(vi.)躊躇,有顧忌

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 scru·ple /ˈskrupəl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scru·ple, v. t.
 1. To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question.
    Others long before them . . . scrupled more the books of heretics than of gentiles.   --Milton.
 2. To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple. [R.]
    Letters which did still scruple many of them.   --E. Symmons.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scru·ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scrupled p. pr. & vb. n. Scrupling ] To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience.
    We are often over-precise, scrupling to say or do those things which lawfully we may.   --Fuller.
    Men scruple at the lawfulness of a set form of divine worship.   --South.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scru·ple n.
 1. A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram.
 2. Hence, a very small quantity; a particle.
    I will not bate thee a scruple.   --Shak.
 3. Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience.
    He was made miserable by the conflict between his tastes and his scruples.   --Macaulay.
 To make scruple, to hesitate from conscientious motives; to scruple. --Locke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 scruple
      n 1: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
      2: uneasiness about the fitness of an action [syn: qualm, misgiving]
      3: an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
      v 1: hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure
           himself"
      2: raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
      3: have doubts about