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Definition of "overscrupulous" [o•ver•scru•pu•lous]

  • Excessively scrupulous. (adjective)

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Use "overscrupulous" in a sentence
  • ""overscrupulous" indicates that there are different levels of scruples."
  • "One could say that Dixon proceeds through a kind of expository shorthand -- "Rings twice more and stops" -- that while "attached" to the character as a frame of reference is otherwise a way of dispensing with the overscrupulous explication of consciousness that so often and so tediously passes for "psychological realism" in contemporary literary fiction."
  • "He, of course, for awhile tried his band at persuading Mr. Harding that he was foolish, overscrupulous, self-willed, and weak-minded, but he tried in vain."
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