n.1.The quality or state of being overscrupulous; excess of scrupulousness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In a footnote added to the second edition, Godwin criticizes the "overscrupulousness" of the first edition for neglecting a more thorough examination of epistemology, which, following Locke and Helvetius rather than Hume, simply asserted the absence of innate principles to ground the original equality of individuals at birth (PJ 1796, 3:142).
The principal value of Negro With a Hat may be that it inadvertently immerses the modern reader in the spirit of Garveyism: a murk of inchoate exhortation, discursive and digressive, lacking organization or overscrupulousness about facts.