scru|pu|los|i|ty


scru|pu|los|i|ty
scru|pu|los|i|ty «SKROO pyuh LOS uh tee», noun, plural -ties.
1. the fact or condition of being scrupulous; strict regard for what is right; scrupulous care: »

Albert, with characteristic scrupulosity, attempted to thread his way through the complicated labyrinth of European diplomacy (Lytton Strachey).

2. an instance of this.

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  • scru´pu|lous|ness — scru|pu|lous «SKROO pyuh luhs», adjective. 1. very careful to do what is right: »a scrupulous man, scrupulous honesty. SYNONYM(S): conscientious. 2. attending thoroughly to details; very careful: »A soldier must pay scrupulous attention to orders …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru´pu|lous|ly — scru|pu|lous «SKROO pyuh luhs», adjective. 1. very careful to do what is right: »a scrupulous man, scrupulous honesty. SYNONYM(S): conscientious. 2. attending thoroughly to details; very careful: »A soldier must pay scrupulous attention to orders …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru|pu|lous — «SKROO pyuh luhs», adjective. 1. very careful to do what is right: »a scrupulous man, scrupulous honesty. SYNONYM(S): conscientious. 2. attending thoroughly to details; very careful: »A soldier must pay scrupulous attention to orders. ╂[<… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru´ti|niz´ing|ly — scru|ti|nize «SKROO tuh nyz», transitive verb, nized, niz|ing. to examine closely; inspect carefully: »The jeweler scrutinized the diamond for flaws. But never before have so many citizens been scrutinized with suspicion (Scientific American).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru´ti|niz´er — scru|ti|nize «SKROO tuh nyz», transitive verb, nized, niz|ing. to examine closely; inspect carefully: »The jeweler scrutinized the diamond for flaws. But never before have so many citizens been scrutinized with suspicion (Scientific American).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru|ti|nize — «SKROO tuh nyz», transitive verb, nized, niz|ing. to examine closely; inspect carefully: »The jeweler scrutinized the diamond for flaws. But never before have so many citizens been scrutinized with suspicion (Scientific American). –scru´ti|niz´er …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru´ti|nous|ly — scru|ti|nous «SKROO tuh nuhs», adjective. scrutinizing; searching; critical. –scru´ti|nous|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru|ti|nous — «SKROO tuh nuhs», adjective. scrutinizing; searching; critical. –scru´ti|nous|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru|ta|ble — «SKROO tuh buhl», adjective. that can be penetrated or understood by investigation. ╂[< Latin scrūtārī examine + English able] …   Useful english dictionary

  • scru|ta|tor — «skroo TAY tuhr», noun. British. a person who examines or investigates, especially a scrutineer. ╂[< Latin scrūtātor < scrūtārī examine] …   Useful english dictionary


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