• Scruple


    1. Doubt; hesitation from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; reluctance to decide or act 2. A weight of twenty grains, the third part of a dram 3. Proverbially, a very small quantity 4. In Chaldean chronology, the 1/1080 part of an hour; a division of time used by the Jews, Arabs etc 5. To doubt; to hesitate; to question in belief

    Alternate Spellings and Forms:

    scrupling, scrupler, scrupulosity, scrupulous, scrupulously, scrupulousness, scrupled