overscrupulousness love

Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

overscrupulousness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being overscrupulous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being overscrupulous; excess of scrupulousness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being over-scrupulous; excess of scrupulousness.

Etymologies

overscrupulous +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Psychasthenia is a neurosis or psychoneurosis similar to neurasthenia, characterized by an exhaustion of the nervous system, also by weakness of the will, overscrupulousness, fear, and a feeling of the

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • Hence it is folly and overscrupulousness to add restrictions of one's own accord except in critical instances, as indicated above.

    A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy

  • Upon revisal however, it was found that the inferences of the First Book had been materially injured by an overscrupulousness in that point.

    Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.