scrupulous

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From Middle French scrupuleux, from Latin scrupulosus

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scrupulous ‎(comparative more scrupulous, superlative most scrupulous)

  1. Exactly and carefully conducted.
    He is scrupulous in his finances.
    • 2016 March 6, John Oliver, “Special Districts”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 4, HBO:
      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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