overscrupulous

adjective
over·​scru·​pu·​lous | \ ˌō-vər-ˈˈskrü-pyə-ləs How to pronounce overscrupulous (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Overscrupulous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overscrupulous. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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