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Scruple

[n] an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
[n] uneasiness about the fitness of an action
[n] a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
[v] have doubts about
[v] hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself"
[v] raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"


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Synonyms

misgiving, qualm