scrupulous

Scrupulous means very careful to do things properly and correctly, such as paying friends back for money borrowed right away, or not returning a pair of shoes after they've been worn outdoors.

A scrupulous person is full of scruples, which are concerns about doing things that are morally right. Such a person is hesitant or doubtful, and might have trouble deciding what is morally right or wrong. The adjective scrupulous is from Latin scrūpulōsus, from scrūpulus "scruple." A near synonym is punctilious.

Definitions of scrupulous
1

adj characterized by extreme care and great effort

scrupulous attention to details”
Synonyms:
conscientious, painstaking
careful
exercising caution or showing care or attention

adj having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled

“less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance”
Synonyms:
principled
based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
religious
extremely scrupulous and conscientious
Antonyms:
unscrupulous
without scruples or principles
unprincipled
lacking principles or moral scruples
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