From scrupulous + -ly, from Middle French scrupuleux, from Latin scrūpulōsus (“careful, scrupulous”), from scrūpulus (“anxiety, uneasiness”), diminutive from scrūpus (“sharp stone; anxiety”) + -ulus.
- In a careful manner, with scruple; done with careful attention to detail.
2016 December 6, Francis Fukuyama, “The Dangers of Disruption”, in The New York Times:
- The citizens of India and Japan have elected nationalist leaders who many say they believe champion a more closed form of identity than their predecessors. While these leaders have observed the principles of liberalism more scrupulously than the Orbáns or Erdogans of the world, their critics suspect that they are quietly fostering intolerance among their supporters.