[oh-ver-skroo-pyuh-luh s]


excessively scrupulous.

Origin of overscrupulous

First recorded in 1590–1600; over- + scrupulous
Related formso·ver·scru·pu·lous·ly, adverbo·ver·scru·pu·lous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for over-scrupulous

Historical Examples of over-scrupulous

  • The world may call us over-scrupulous; but I set your judgment higher than that of the world.

    A True Friend

    Adeline Sergeant

  • You seem to forget that there are churches between, and priests not over-scrupulous.

    The Lone Ranche

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • If this were so, I need not be over-scrupulous in my statements.

  • It was evident that he agreed with her, in her estimate of these over-scrupulous worthies.


    Marion Harland

  • First the "over-scrupulous" observance of religious ordinances is assailed.

    Judges and Ruth

    Robert A. Watson