scrupulosity

noun
scru·​pu·​los·​i·​ty | \ˌskrü-pyə-ˈlä-sə-tē \

Definition of scrupulosity 

1 : the quality or state of being scrupulous

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The escalation of moral expectation that left rape victims afraid to come forward was driven by a destructive scrupulosity that wrecked students’ lives. Matthew Bowman, Washington Post, "BYU is finally selling caffeinated soda to its students. Are we supposed to rejoice?," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of scrupulosity

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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