scru|pu|lous [ˈskru:pjuləs] adj
1.) very careful to be completely honest and fair
Not all lawyers are as scrupulous as she is.
scrupulous honesty
scrupulous in (doing) sth
The organization will be scrupulous in maintaining the highest moral standards.
2.) doing something very carefully so that nothing is left out
scrupulous about (doing) sth
He was not very scrupulous about keeping himself clean.
scrupulous attention to detail
>scrupulously adv
scrupulously clean
scrupulously fair

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • scrupulous — I adjective aboveboard, accuratus, admirable, careful, choosy, diligens, discriminating, discriminative, equitable, ethical, fair, forthright, honest, honorable, laudable, legitimate, moral, noble, principled, reliable, religiosus, reputable,… …   Law dictionary

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  • scrupulous — [[t]skru͟ːpjʊləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (approval) Someone who is scrupulous takes great care to do what is fair, honest, or morally right. You re being very scrupulous, but to what end?... I have been scrupulous about telling them… …   English dictionary

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