having scruples; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled.
punctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact: a scrupulous performance.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin scrūpulōsus. See scruple, -ous

scrupulosity [skroo-pyuh-los-i-tee] , scrupulousness, noun
scrupulously, adverb
hyperscrupulosity, noun
hyperscrupulous, adjective
hyperscrupulously, adverb
hyperscrupulousness, noun
underscrupulous, adjective
underscrupulously, adverb

1. conscientious, cautious, careful, circumspect. 2. exacting, rigorous. Scrupulous, punctilious imply abiding exactly by rules. Scrupulous implies conscientious carefulness in attending to details: scrupulous attention to details. Punctilious suggests strictness, preciseness, and rigidity, especially in observance of social conventions.

2. careless. Unabridged
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scrupulous (ˈskruːpjʊləs)
1.  characterized by careful observation of what is morally right
2.  very careful or precise
[C15: from Latin scrūpulōsus punctilious]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., from Fr. scrupuleux (16c.) or directly from L. scrupulosus, from scrupulus (see scruple). Related: Scrupulously.
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Example sentences
Scrupulously religious, he was piously at worship services daily.
The horrendous results of what you did make it likely you will be scrupulously
  honest this time round.
Each item had to be scrupulously weighed because each cost its weight in fuel.
For that reason, hypermilers scrupulously obey the speed limit.
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