Definitions

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  • adv. In a careful manner, with scruple; done with careful attention to detail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a scrupulous manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with extreme conscientiousness

Etymologies

From scrupulous +‎ -ly, from Middle French scrupuleux, from Latin scrūpulōsus ("careful, scrupulous"), from scrūpulus ("anxiety, uneasiness"), diminutive from scrūpus ("sharp stone; anxiety") + -ulus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For me, Annexed is not really about those who have survived, although I respect their experience and have done my utmost to remain scrupulously truthful to their testimony.

    Sharon Dogar: Are We Allowed to Imagine the Holocaust?

  • You emphasize that Saddam Hussein scrupulously hides the intimate details of his life from the general public, but you've managed to paint a fairly full picture of his background, his personal habits, and his daily routines.

    It's Not Easy Being Mean

  • I would not dare to assert that he kept his word scrupulously, but I can affirm that all I have just said is the exact truth; and I am sure that if this passage in my Memoirs falls under the eyes of the Duke of

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • I would not dare to assert that he kept his word scrupulously, but I can affirm that all I have just said is the exact truth; and I am sure that if this passage in my Memoirs falls under the eyes of the Duke of Rovigo it will remind him of an occurrence which he may perhaps have forgotten, but which he will readily recall.

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • Yet Geithner must have known that talk of "manipulation," a loaded term scrupulously avoided by the Bush administration, would be seen as inflammatory.

    Forbes.com: News

  • He is what is called scrupulously honest and honorable; but I fear a little too much inclined to drive hard bargains for his client.

    The Moorland Cottage

  • But in a statement Friday, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints said Vatican-appointed doctors had "scrupulously" studied the case and determined that her cure had no scientific explanation.

    Pope John Paul II moves a step closer to sainthood

  • - Let's simply bring on the best in the world, and see how we fair in the kind of scrupulously honest contest that only Canada, the most practiced of Olympic venues, can guarantee.

    Giles Slade: Winter Olympics: Gold Rush or Even Ground?

  • BNP Paribas said it would abide "scrupulously" with guidelines on pay packages agreed by France and the other G-20 countries.

    France to Bailed-Out Banks: Cap Bonuses

  • Late Friday, Mr. Medvedev told French President Nicholas Sarkozy, who worked out the original terms earlier this week, that he also would sign the peace deal and "scrupulously" honor its terms, Mr. Sarkozy's office said.

    Rice Persuades Georgia

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  • Done in a precise way, showing moral integrity

    July 8, 2014