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  1. scruple

    • IPA[ˈskruːp(ə)l]

    英式

    • n.
      a feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action;a unit of weight equal to 20 grains, used by apothecaries
    • v.
      hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
    • noun: scruple, plural noun: scruples

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action I had no scruples about eavesdropping without scruple, politicians use fear as a persuasion weapon
    • 2. historical a unit of weight equal to 20 grains, used by apothecaries give, daily, one scruple of sulphate of quinine
    • archaic a very small amount of something, especially a quality in the choice of a second wife, one scruple of prudence is worth a pound of passion

    動詞

    • 1. hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong she doesn't scruple to ask her parents for money
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    • IPA[ˈskro͞opəl]

    美式

    • n.
      a feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action: I had no scruples about eavesdropping without scruple, these politicians use fear as a persuasion weapon
    • v.
      hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong: she doesn't scruple to ask her parents for money

    Oxford American Dictionary