scru·​pu·​los·​i·​ty ˌskrü-pyə-ˈlä-sə-tē How to pronounce scrupulosity (audio)
: the quality or state of being scrupulous

Examples of scrupulosity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His efforts to repent led him into a spiral of extreme scrupulosity. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Sep. 2021 His function is purely semiotic, and objections to him are hardly rooted in scrupulosity about matters of fact or logic. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 20 Oct. 2019 There was no attempt to get to the bottom of what really happened, no rigor, no scrupulosity, no care for the actual event. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrupulosity was in 1526

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“Scrupulosity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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