Scrupling
Scruple 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. [1913 Webster]

We are often over-precise, scrupling to say or do those things which lawfully we may. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Men scruple at the lawfulness of a set form of divine worship. --South. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scruple — 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. [1913 Webster] We are often over precise, scrupling to say or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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