\\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈläsəd.ē\ noun (-es)
Etymology: Middle French scrupulosité, from Latin scrupulositat-, scrupulositas scrupulousness, from scrupulosus scrupulous + itat-, -itas -ity
1. : the quality or state of being scrupulous

the classical unities are observed with a scrupulosity rare in modern writers — Oliver Evans

2. : scruple

tied hand and foot by senseless scrupulositiesReader's Digest

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrupulosity — index honesty, particularity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Scrupulosity — This article is about pathological guilt over religious or moral issues. For related terms, see Scruples (disambiguation). Scrupulosity is a psychological disorder characterized by pathological guilt about moral or religious issues. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • scrupulosity — scrupulous ► ADJECTIVE 1) diligent and thorough. 2) very concerned to avoid doing wrong. DERIVATIVES scrupulosity noun scrupulously adverb scrupulousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • scrupulosity — noun Date: 1526 1. the quality or state of being scrupulous 2. scruple II,1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scrupulosity — See scrupulous. * * * …   Universalium

  • scrupulosity — noun The property of being scrupulous …   Wiktionary

  • scrupulosity — scru·pu·los·i·ty (skroo″pu losґĭ te) excessive meticulousness or punctiliousness, usually related to moral or religious questions …   Medical dictionary

  • scrupulosity — n. morality, quality of adhering to ethical principles; preciseness, stringency, exactness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scrupulosity — n. Nicety, niceness, delicacy, conscientiousness, punctiliousness, scrupulousness, preciseness, caution, nice regard to propriety, tenderness of conscience …   New dictionary of synonyms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”