overscrupulous

adjective over·scru·pu·lous \ ˌō-vər-ˈˈskrü-pyə-ləs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overscrupulous

: excessively scrupulous
  • His heroes, heroines, and children are the most lovely and morally overscrupulous in English fiction.
  • —Robert Lowell
  • The overscrupulous TSA agent confiscated the monkey's two-inch-long toy sidearm …
  • —Kyle Peterson

First Known Use of overscrupulous

1549


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