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Synonyms of 'scruple'

(noun) 
Definition
a doubt or hesitation as to what is morally right in a certain situation
a man with no moral scruples
Synonyms
misgiving
She had some misgivings about what she was about to do.
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hesitation
The board said it had no hesitation in rejecting the offer.
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qualm
I had a sudden qualm that all might not be well.
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doubt
They were troubled and full of doubt.
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second thoughts
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uneasiness
I felt a great uneasiness about meeting her again.
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compunction
I had no compunction about stealing from my parents.
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squeamishness
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twinge of conscience
(verb) 
Definition
to have doubts (about), esp. on moral grounds
Synonyms
have misgivings about
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doubt
Stop doubting and start loving.
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hesitate
I will not hesitate to take unpopular decisions.
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be reluctant
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falter
I have not faltered in my quest for a new future.
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waver
Some military commanders wavered over whether to support the coup.
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stick at
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balk at
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think twice about
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demur
At first I demurred when he asked me to do it.
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be loath
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vacillate
She is vacillating over whether or not to marry him.
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have qualms about

Additional synonyms

in the sense of compunction
Definition
a feeling of guilt or regret
I had no compunction about stealing from my parents.
Synonyms
scruples,
stab or sting of conscience,
work out
in the sense of demur
Definition
to show reluctance
At first I demurred when he asked me to do it.
Synonyms
in the sense of doubt
Definition
uncertainty about the truth, facts, or existence of something
They were troubled and full of doubt.

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