scrupulously

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a scrupulous manner.

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

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  • adverb with extreme conscientiousness

Etymologies

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

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?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon — Complete

  • 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

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  • Done in a precise way, showing moral integrity

    July 8, 2014