Synonyms of 'scruple'
a doubt or hesitation as to what is morally right in a certain situationa man with no moral scruples
She had some misgivings about what she was about to do.
The board said it had no hesitation in rejecting the offer.
I had a sudden qualm that all might not be well.
doubt, , , , ,
They were troubled and full of doubt.
I felt a great uneasiness about meeting her again.
I had no compunction about stealing from my parents.
twinge of conscience
to have doubts (about), esp. on moral grounds
have misgivings about,
Stop doubting and start loving.
I will not hesitate to take unpopular decisions.
I have not faltered in my quest for a new future.
Some military commanders wavered over whether to support the coup.
think twice about,
At first I demurred when he asked me to do it.
She is vacillating over whether or not to marry him.
have qualms about
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in the sense of compunction
a feeling of guilt or regretI had no compunction about stealing from my parents.
in the sense of demur
to show reluctanceAt first I demurred when he asked me to do it.
in the sense of doubt
uncertainty about the truth, facts, or existence of somethingThey were troubled and full of doubt.
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