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Scrupulously Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    scrupulously adv : with extreme conscientiousness; "he came religiously every morning at 8 o'clock" [syn: conscientiously, religiously]
Scrupulously Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Scrupulous \Scru"pu*lous\, a. [L. scrupulosus: cf. F. scrupuleux.]
  1. Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong. Abusing their liberty, to the offense of their weak brethren which were scrupulous. --Hooker.
  2. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.
  3. Given to making objections; captious. [Obs.] Equality of two domestic powers Breed scrupulous faction. --Shak.
  4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice. [Obs.] The justice of that cause ought to be evident; not obscrure, not scrupulous. --Bacon. Syn: Cautious; careful; conscientious; hesitating. -- Scru"pu*lous*ly, adv. -- Scru"pu*lous*ness, n.
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    * It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune... - Samuel Smiles


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