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overscrupulous

[oh-ver-skroo-pyuh-luh s] /ˈoʊ vərˈskru pyə ləs/
adjective
1.
excessively scrupulous.
Origin of overscrupulous
1590-1600
1590-1600; over- + scrupulous
Related forms
overscrupulously, adverb
overscrupulousness, noun
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  • Each class is rigidly sure of the rightness of its own ends and hence not overscrupulous about the means of attaining them.

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

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

    The Gold Hunter's Adventures William H. Thomes
  • Women, then as now, ready to sacrifice themselves, are less ready to permit those dear to them to be overscrupulous.

    The Life and Times of John Wilkins Patrick A. Wright-Henderson

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