English to Afrikaans Meaning :: scruple

Scruple :
- zwarigheidscrupledgewetescrupling

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Noun(1) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains(2) uneasiness about the fitness of an action(3) an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
Verb(1) hesitate on moral grounds(2) raise scruples(3) have doubts about

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(1) At least, you may safely infer, said Philo, that the foregoing hypothesis is so far incomplete and imperfect; which I shall not scruple to allow.(2) give, daily, one scruple of sulphate of quinine(3) without scruple, politicians use fear as a persuasion weapon(4) without scruple, these politicians use fear as a persuasion weapon(5) In Central America, I witnessed civil war fought between guerrilla groups intent on imposing totalitarian tyranny on their societies, opposed by armies that didn't scruple to resort to massacre.(6) in the choice of a second wife, one scruple of prudence is worth a pound of passion(7) she doesn't scruple to ask her parents for money(8) Oil of the seed, given from half a scruple to half a dram, in some liquor, or a spoonful of juice in some wine, taken before the fit comes on, and the person is put to bed, cures quotidians and quartans.(9) Well, of course it's a joke, but it contains a scruple of truth.(10) One very black mark he had to his name; but the matter was hushed up at the time, and so defaced by legends before I came into those parts that I scruple to set it down.(11) A scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience.(12) The person once closest to Ryan had no scruples about using Ryan's weaknesses against him.(13) Everywhere in the world they start the same way: young men with more ambition than opportunities, more greed than scruples , join the underworld.(14) They had no scruples about the impurity of certain foods and some were non-vegetarian.(15) The movie takes us back to sci-fi of fantastic beasts, megalomaniac scientists and of course the eternal debate of science without scruples turning into a runaway train.(16) Sandy worried sometimes that she had after all let her desires override her scruples , but Nika's own determination bolstered her.
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(1) have scruples about ::
het sy gevoelens te oordeel oor
1. qualm ::
2. misgiving ::
3. hesitate to ::
huiwer om
4. be reluctant to ::
wees huiwerig om
5. be loath to ::
wees onwillig om
6. have qualms about ::
het bedenkinge oor
7. have scruples about ::
het sy gevoelens te oordeel oor
8. have misgivings about ::
het bedenkinge oor
9. have reservations about ::
het voorbehoude oor
10. think twice about ::
twee keer dink oor
11. balk to ::
balk om
12. demur to ::
bedenking aan
13. recoil from ::
recoil van
14. shrink from ::
krimp uit
15. shy away from ::
wegskram van
16. flinch from ::
wankel uit
Different Forms
scruple, scrupled, scruples, scrupling
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