posted by Anonymous .
I can't think of a sentence that has the word 'scruple' (as in "Dear me," said the general, quite unruffled, "again that unpleasant word. But I think I can show you that your scruples are quite ill founded.")
Your scruples are your moral standards. Someone who is referred to as unscrupulous is someone who has no moral standards and behaves badly, illegally, etc.
Try writing a sentence of your own, and we'll let you know how you did.
Here's the definition from the American Heritage Dictionary:
"An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action. See Synonyms at qualm."
How about --
My SCRUPLES prevented me from cheating on the test.