In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1escrúpulo masculinehe's completely without scruple or scruples — no tiene ningún escrúpulo
- she'd have no scruples about firing you — te echaría sin ningún miramiento
- The person once closest to Ryan had no scruples about using Ryan's weaknesses against him.
- Tilly was a good friend, but had no scruples about stealing your man, if she felt so inclined.
- Their pores were more magnified than their qualms; their scruples were invisible.
- Their medical misgivings were reinforced by religious scruples, best expressed by the minister who thought chloroform ‘a decoy of Satan’.
- Stalin was of course a secular utopian and materialist, and Applebaum seems to have found no evidence that he ever had any moral scruples or hesitations about the Gulag.
- They had no scruples about the impurity of certain foods and some were non-vegetarian.
- Everywhere in the world they start the same way: young men with more ambition than opportunities, more greed than scruples, join the underworld.
- Or is it liberation from scruples that we desire?
- The social and ethical scruples thrown up by the science of new genetics are by now familiar.
- Sandy worried sometimes that she had after all let her desires override her scruples, but Nika's own determination bolstered her.
- His scruples are never in doubt; he's as clear a bad guy as you could fathom while maintaining a semblance of authenticity.
- Conan Doyle had no scruples about bringing him back from the dead after he drowned with Moriarty in the Reichenbach Falls at the end of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- He asserted that the government had no scruples about divesting a majority of its shares in the telecoms companies, as long as it would increase their benefit to the country.
- Speaking to a broad and unsophisticated audience, he did not satisfy the scruples of some academicians, who found that he oversimplified complex problems.
- In any case, it's already too late for Howard to start having doubts or scruples.
- Success and social ascendancy favoured those lacking any scruples.
- She certainly had no scruples about serving married men, but she had many about marrying herself.
- 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.
- Neither change has yet been enacted because political scruples intervened at some stage in the march of cynicism.
- He recognized the claims both of social convention and of personal inclination, and no man better evoked the power of passion to overwhelm the scruples of even the most highly principled person.
1not to scruple to + inf — no vacilar en + inf
- By one of those generous turns that make Davie unpredictable he nevertheless acknowledges what Thomas finally achieved, not scrupling to call it great poetry.
- 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.
- Capitalists have never scrupled about redundant production
- 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.
- Northern newspapers claimed, ‘Shannon has not scrupled to take such steps as have given these pro-slavery fighting rowdies and Missourians possession of public arm belonging to Kansas.’
- They have not scrupled to damage the shrine in the past, when they put down the 1991 uprising.
- He scrupled to do evil that good might come of it, and in consequence refused to crush his adversaries because he recognized that he would need to seize illegal powers in order to do it.
- 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.
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