- having scruples, or moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled: scrupulous about defending human rights.
- punctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact: a scrupulous attention to detail in their performance.
Origin of scrupulous
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Examples from the Web for scrupulosity
All things were enrobed wid verisimilitude an' scrupulosity.Going To Maynooth
She feared to sin, not because of scrupulosity, but because of the world's opinion.Iconoclasts
Scrupulosity in this matter is far less dangerous than indifference.The Gospel of St. John
Frederick Denison Maurice
Age looks with anger on the temerity of youth, and youth with contempt on the scrupulosity of age.Rasselas
Mark has an editorial comment about the scrupulosity of the Jews.Sources of the Synoptic Gospels
Carl S. Patton
- characterized by careful observation of what is morally right
- very careful or precise
Word Origin and History for scrupulosity
mid-15c., from Anglo-French scrupulus, Middle French scrupuleux, or directly from Latin scrupulosus, from scrupulus (see scruple). Related: Scrupulously; scrupulousness.