Overscrupulous
Overscrupulous \O`ver*scru"pu*lous\, a. Scrupulous to excess. [1913 Webster]

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  • overscrupulous — overscrupulously, adv. overscrupulousness, n. /oh veuhr skrooh pyeuh leuhs/, adj. excessively scrupulous. [1590 1600; OVER + SCRUPULOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • overscrupulous — adj. too strict; too precise; too conscientious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overscrupulous — /oʊvəˈskrupjələs/ (say ohvuh skroohpyuhluhs) adjective scrupulous to an excessive degree. –overscrupulously, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • overscrupulous — adj. excessively scrupulous or particular. * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : unduly or excessively scrupulous * * * overscrupulously, adv. overscrupulousness, n. /oh veuhr skrooh pyeuh leuhs/, adj. excessively scrupulous. [1590 1600; OVER… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fastidious — Fas*tid i*ous, a. [L. fastidiosus disdainful, fr. fastidium loathing, aversion, perh. fr. fastus arrogance (of uncertain origin) + taedium loathing. Cf. {Tedious}, {Fash}.] Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fastidiously — Fastidious Fas*tid i*ous, a. [L. fastidiosus disdainful, fr. fastidium loathing, aversion, perh. fr. fastus arrogance (of uncertain origin) + taedium loathing. Cf. {Tedious}, {Fash}.] Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fastidiousness — Fastidious Fas*tid i*ous, a. [L. fastidiosus disdainful, fr. fastidium loathing, aversion, perh. fr. fastus arrogance (of uncertain origin) + taedium loathing. Cf. {Tedious}, {Fash}.] Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nice — (n[imac]s), a. [Compar. {Nicer} (n[imac] s[ e]r); superl. {Nicest}.] [OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. Perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See {No}, and {Science} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicer — Nice Nice (n[imac]s), a. [Compar. {Nicer} (n[imac] s[ e]r); superl. {Nicest}.] [OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. Perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See {No}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicest — Nice Nice (n[imac]s), a. [Compar. {Nicer} (n[imac] s[ e]r); superl. {Nicest}.] [OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. Perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See {No}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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