Synonyms for scrupulous:
extremely careful (adjective)
punctual, punctilious, conscientious, particular, fastidious, just, honest, moral, rigorous, meticulous, conscionable, honorable, nice, painstaking, heedful, strict, critical, precise, exact, fussy, right, principled.
punctilious, discerning, prudish, proper, particular, mincing, flawless, methodical, careful, precise, diligent, demanding, correct, prim, dainty, meticulous, priggish, delicate, literal, conscientious, hypercritical, choosy, epicurean, fussy, exacting, accurate, rigorous, squeamish, persnickety, severe, perspicacious, discriminating, picky, fastidious, Qualmish, finicky, critical.
on time (adjective)
fussy, precise, attentive, fastidious, cautious, particular, diligent, vigilant, strict, responsible, meticulous, provident, prudent, prepared, watchful, heedful, mindful, finical, careful, regardful, exacting, thoughtful, guarded, ready, sharp-eyed, alert, observant, conscientious, thorough.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for scrupulous:
- Madame has ways quite different from other people, surprises, delicate, delicious, and dares to defy fashion when she chooses, though most people would consider her a scrupulous observer. - "Floyd Grandon's Honor", Amanda Minnie Douglas.
- Consider its feelings if it had inherited its great- grandmother's scrupulous punctuality! - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.
- In that case, she excused herself by saying, " That as fashionable people continued to countenance them, it was not for her to be scrupulous; one must sail with the stream; I can't set my face against the world." - "Coelebs In Search of a Wife", Hannah More.