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

Word History

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overscrupulous was in 1549

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Cite this Entry

“Overscrupulous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overscrupulous. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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