[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 overscrupulous

Historical Examples of overscrupulous

  • After all, might there not be such a thing as an overscrupulous judgment of motive and action for the man of the world?

    The Silver Poppy

    Arthur Stringer

  • I don't like to see you letting success and—and all the rest of it pass you by, when other men, not so overscrupulous, do succeed.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Both were determined to make money when it was possible, and were, sometimes, not overscrupulous in their transactions.

  • Each class is rigidly sure of the rightness of its own ends and hence not overscrupulous about the means of attaining them.

  • Had the well-beloved Honoria, in a moment of overscrupulous conscientiousness permitted herself to hoist danger signals?