Scrupulosity
Scrupulosity Scru`pu*los"i*ty (skr[udd]`p[-u]*l[o^]s"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. scrupulositas.] The quality or state of being scrupulous; doubt; doubtfulness respecting decision or action; caution or tenderness from the fear of doing wrong or offending; nice regard to exactness and propriety; precision. [1913 Webster]

The first sacrilege is looked on with horror; but when they have made the breach, their scrupulosity soon retires. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

Careful, even to scrupulosity, . . . to keep their Sabbath. --South. [1913 Webster]


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