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Meaning of "scrupulosity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCRUPULOSITY

scrupulosity  [ˌskruːpjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCRUPULOSITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scrupulosity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SCRUPULOSITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

scrupulosity

Scrupulosity

Scrupulosity is a psychological disorder characterized by pathological guilt about moral or religious issues. It is personally distressing, objectively dysfunctional, and often accompanied by significant impairment in social functioning. It is typically conceptualized as a moral or religious form of obsessive–compulsive disorder, although this categorization is empirically disputable. The term is derived from the Latin scrupulum, a sharp stone, implying a stabbing pain on the conscience. Scrupulosity was formerly called scruples in religious contexts, but the word scruples now commonly refers to a troubling of the conscience rather than to the disorder. As a personality trait, scrupulosity is a recognized diagnostic criterion for obsessive–compulsive personality disorder. It is sometimes called "scrupulousness," but that word properly applies to the positive trait of having scruples.

Definition of scrupulosity in the English dictionary

The definition of scrupulosity in the dictionary is the state or quality of having scruples.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCRUPULOSITY


ampullosity
ˌæmpʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
callosity
kəˈlɒsɪtɪ
crapulosity
ˌkræpjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
curiosity
ˌkjʊərɪˈɒsɪtɪ
fabulosity
ˌfæbjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
generosity
ˌdʒɛnəˈrɒsɪtɪ
gulosity
ɡjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
hypervelocity
ˌhaɪpəvəˈlɒsɪtɪ
lamellosity
ˌlæməˈlɒsɪtɪ
meticulosity
mɪˌtɪkjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
nebulosity
ˌnɛbjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
pendulosity
ˌpɛndjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
pilosity
paɪˈlɒsɪtɪ
reciprocity
ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪtɪ
sabulosity
ˌsæbjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
tumulosity
ˌtjuːmjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
unscrupulosity
ʌnˌskruːpjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ
velocity
vɪˈlɒsɪtɪ
villosity
vɪˈlɒsɪtɪ
viscosity
vɪsˈkɒsɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCRUPULOSITY

scruncheon
scrunchie
scrunchion
scrunchy
scrunt
scrunty
scruple
scrupleless
scrupler
scruples
scrupulous
scrupulously
scrupulousness
scrutability
scrutable
scrutator
scrutineer
scrutinies
scrutinise
scrutiniser

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCRUPULOSITY

adiposity
animosity
glutinosity
grandiosity
heterozygosity
homozygosity
impetuosity
kinematic viscosity
microporosity
monstrosity
pomposity
porosity
religiosity
serosity
sinuosity
tortuosity
tuberosity
university
verbosity
virtuosity
zygosity

Synonyms and antonyms of scrupulosity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «scrupulosity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCRUPULOSITY

Find out the translation of scrupulosity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scrupulosity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scrupulosity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

多虑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escrupulosidad
570 millions of speakers

English

scrupulosity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

scrupulosity
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وسواس التدقيق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скрупулезность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escrúpulo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর্তব্যপরায়ণতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

scrupule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Scrupulosity
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Skrupulosität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

きちょうめんさ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주도성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scrupulosity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự lo ngại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

scrupulosity
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्कॅन्मुलोसीटी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

scrupulosity
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scrupolosità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skrupulatność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скрупульозність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scrupulozitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευσυνειδησία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nauwgezetheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

scrupulosity
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

scrupulosity
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scrupulosity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRUPULOSITY»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRUPULOSITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scrupulosity

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCRUPULOSITY»

Discover the use of scrupulosity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scrupulosity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Doubting Disease: Help for Scrupulosity and Religious ...
In this book he helps us clearly appreciate the interior anguish suffered by thousands of people of faith who have this symptomatology and what we can do about it.
Joseph W. Ciarrocchi, 1995
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Robert Boyle, 1627-91: Scrupulosity and Science
A re-evaluation of Boyle in the light of new evidence of his tortured religious life and his difficult relations with his contemporaries.
Michael Cyril William Hunter, 2000
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Understanding Scrupulosity: Questions, Helps, and Encouragement
Based on thirty-five years of questions and answers to the "Scrupulous Anonymous" newsletter and compiled by the director of Scrupulous Anonymous, this revised edition of "Understanding Scrupulosity: Questions, Helps, and Encouragements" ...
Thomas M. Santa, 2007
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Antiquated scrupulosity contrasted with modern liberality, ...
MODERN. LIBERALITY. Mr. Henry Gally Knight's "Foreign and Domestic View of tke Catholic Question" having been quoted, and portions of it publicly read, both in the House of Lords, and House of Commons, has drawn on it much ...
Abraham Bagnell, Henry Gally Knight, 1829
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Scrupulosity, Magical Thinking and Neutralization Effectiveness
Study results did not support a significant relationship between the constructs of scrupulosity, magical thinking, and religious orientation and neutralization effectiveness (p
Adam Warshowsky, 2006
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The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from ...
Troubleshooting. ERP. for. Scrupulosity. OCD. To gain the most from exposure, be sure to avoid engaging in any safety behaviors or using safety signals when doing exposure. As in other forms of OCD discussed in this book, having your ...
Bruce M. Hyman, Cherlene Pedrick, 2010
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Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD
And yet, scrupulosity as a form of OCD leads to such unrelenting doubt, guilt, and anxiety, the person is left thinking that something is wrong. Such thoughts might include, “When I looked at that attractive woman, did I have a lustful thought?
Christine Purdon, David A. Clark, 2005
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children: Treating Complex ...
Scrupulosity and Overvalued Ideation At the present time, there is very little in the published literature that describes problems in treatment caused by excessive scrupulosity in children. The problem is, however, well documented in adults and  ...
Dean McKay PhD, ABPP, Eric A. Storch PhD, 2009
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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Spectrum: Pathogenesis, ...
In the case of patients who have OCD with an obsessional content of religious scrupulosity, faith becomes an important characteristic of the patient's moral values. Thus, the therapist must consider not only the obsessionality, but also the  ...
Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias, Fugen A. Neziroglu, 1997
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Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and ...
porary theoretical perspectives on scrupulosity from which effective treatment techniques have been derived. After illustrating the treatment of scrupulosity using a case example, the chapter concludes with a discussion of obstacles that are ...
Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Dean McKay, Steven Taylor, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCRUPULOSITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scrupulosity is used in the context of the following news items.
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Understanding Scrupulosity
We look at the issue of scrupulosity in this week's "Ask IPS," a regular feature offering ... Let's begin by understanding what scrupulosity is and how it can affect a ... «Aleteia EN, May 15»
2
Islam is a “Yes Religion!”
The term is called scrupulosity and it is dangerous and sad. I once consulted a brother that would take almost one hour to make wudu and two to three hours to ... «MuslimMatters, Apr 15»
3
Pray for the "Gift of Tears"
Some have a kind of scrupulosity that is mild and almost admirable. A sensitive conscience is a beautiful thing and bespeaks a kind of innocence that is rare ... «Aleteia, Feb 15»
4
Scrupulosity: When OCD Targets Your Religious and Moral Values
Marian's example of scrupulosity is one of many variations a sufferer may have with this type of OCD. Sometimes individuals with scrupulosity aren't religious but ... «PsychCentral.com, Jan 15»
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Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity
This is merely a supplemental code (V Code) to assist in describing an underlying pathology. Unofficially, “scrupulosity,” is the term for obsessive-compulsive ... «Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Nov 14»
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Purity, Anxiety, and Effective Altruism
While people were sharing stories about their friends, some of their anxious behaviors and thoughts sounded akin to Catholic scrupulosity. One of the more ... «Patheos, Aug 14»
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6 Tools for the Scrupulous
Scrupulosity involves excessive anxiety about the sinfulness of particular actions. For example, having a fear that a typical, everyday action like forgetting to turn ... «National Catholic Register, Jul 14»
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Religious OCD: 'I'm going to hell'
Both women say they suffered from a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder known as scrupulosity. A fear of sin or punishment from deities characterizes this ... «CNN, Jun 14»
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How Religious Is Too Religious?
Because patients with scrupulosity often believe their thoughts are morally equivalent to actions, psychologists have come to call the phenomenon ... «Design & Trend, Jun 14»
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Scrupulosity, A Religious Form Of OCD, Means Living In Constant …
When she was 12, Jennifer Traig's hands were red and raw from washing them so much. She'd start scrubbing a half an hour before dinner; when she was done ... «Huffington Post, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Scrupulosity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/scrupulosity>. Jun 2019 ».
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