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Another word for scruple

  1. A feeling of uncertainty about the fitness or correctness of an action

      1. The act of reserving; a keeping back or withholding:
      2. Public land set aside for some special use
      3. A doubt or misgiving:
      1. A sudden, brief feeling of sickness, faintness, or nausea
      2. An uneasy feeling about the propriety or rightness of a course of action:
      3. A sudden feeling of uneasiness or doubt; misgiving
      1. Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
      2. A feeling of misgiving:
      3. A disturbed feeling of fear, doubt, apprehension, etc.
      1. A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing:
      2. A sharp feeling of uneasiness brought on by a sense of guilt; remorse
      3. A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt:
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  2. A tiny amount

      1. A flaw or defect, as in character or reputation; something blameworthy; fault
      2. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
      3. (Chiefly British) A small amount; a bit:
      1. The least bit; an iota:
      2. The least bit; jot; iota
      1. A particular kind of pewter.
      2. A small amount or degree; bit
      3. Something of little value or importance; trivial thing, idea, etc.; paltry matter
      1. A surname​.
      2. A dot or other small mark used as a diacritic
      3. The tiniest bit; an iota.
      1. A very small bit; particle
      2. A tiny amount; a bit:
      1. A very small quantity or amount.
      2. A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite:
      1. A long, narrow strip or piece made by cutting or tearing
      2. A very small piece or amount; fragment; particle
      1. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
      2. A small piece; bit; fragment; shred
      3. A bit of something written or printed; brief extract
      1. (Physics) A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
      2. (Linguistics) An uninflected item that has grammatical function but does not clearly belong to one of the major parts of speech, such as up in He looked up the word or to in English infinitives.
      3. A very small or the smallest possible amount, trace, or degree:
      1. Any small amount
      2. A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 437.5 grains (28.35 grams).
      3. A tiny bit:
      1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A scrap or fragment of food left from a meal
      2. A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
      3. A scrap; a bit.
      1. The smallest particle of a substance that retains the chemical and physical properties of the substance and is composed of two or more atoms; a group of like or different atoms held together by chemical forces.
      2. A small particle; a tiny bit.
      1. A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
      2. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
      3. Bit
      1. The smallest unit of liquid measure, equal to160 fluid dram or about half a drop (0.0616 milliliter): the British and Canadian imperial minim equals160 of an imperial fluid dram or 0.0592 milliliter
      2. A unit of fluid measure, as:
      3. An insignificantly small portion or thing.
      1. A trifling amount; the smallest bit
      2. The smallest bit; iota.
      1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ι, ι)
      2. A bank account that earns interest and pays it to a third party, generally a charity; the principal is typically being held in escrow by the accountholder.
      3. A very small amount; a bit:
      1. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
      2. A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united:
      3. A tiny bit; slightest amount
      1. (Grammar) A sentence fragment.
      2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
      3. The part that exists of a literary or other work left unfinished
      1. A trace or hint:
      2. Anything that drops or is used for dropping or covering something, as a drop curtain or piece of theater scenery, a drop hammer, or a trapdoor
      3. A thing like a drop in shape or size, as a pendent earring or a small piece of candy
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
      2. A random-access memory chip that must be recharged continually in order for stored data to be retained
      3. A small amount; a bit:
      1. A point put above or below a note to show that it is staccato
      2. In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
      3. (Music) A point after a note or rest, increasing its time value by one half
      1. A gift or tip offered to get better service
      2. In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
      3. A small quantity of something added
      1. One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
      2. (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
      3. A small, soft or moist bit of something
      1. (Slang) A worthless, disgusting, or despicable person
      2. Any bit or scrap
      3. A very small piece broken off something; small particle or bit, esp. of bread, cake, etc.
      1. A brief amount of time; a moment:
      2. (Informal) A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior:
      3. A small portion, degree, or amount:
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Another word for scruple