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.")
English - Writeacher, Monday, October 15, 2007 at 8:11pm
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.
english - Ms. Sue, Monday, October 15, 2007 at 8:12pm
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.