Is the word "scrupulous" a positive, negative, or neutral connotation? Why do you think so?
scrupulous has a positive connotation
To have scruples is to have moral standards or values.
To be scrupulous is to carefully follow the moral standards or values.
The word is more commonly used in a negative sense as
unscrupulous meaning with out values or moral standards, or violating those standards
In traditional cultural standards to have morals and to follow them is considered a positive.
In non traditional culture, standards and moral are considered to be old fashioned and foolish. To then to be scrupulous that might prevent a person from doing what is their personal best interest would be consider a negative.