• (America) IPA: /ˈskɹu.pjə.ləs/


  1. Exactly and carefully conducted.
    He is scrupulous in his finances.
    • 2016, John Oliver, “Special Districts”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 4, written by Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      Come on! You have got to admire their dedication to the rules! These two men are so scrupulous, they would sit at a broken red traffic light for six hours in the middle of the night. “Hey, red is red! We live in a civilized society! Red is red! We stay!”
  2. Having scruples or compunctions.
    He is a scrupulous businessman and always acts in the best interest of his company.
  3. Precise; exact or strict
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  • Russian: добросовестный

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