Overscrupulousness O`ver*scru"pu*lous*ness, n. The quality or state of being overscrupulous; excess of scrupulousness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • overscrupulousness — overscrupˈulousness (↑scrupulousness) n(5) • • • Main Entry: ↑over …   Useful english dictionary

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