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Definitioncareful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
- By those best acquainted with his habits, the paleness of the young minister's cheek was accounted for by his too earnest devotion to study, his scrupulous fulfillment of parochial duty,Chapter 9 -- The Leech (22% in)
scrupulous = diligence (thorough attention to detail)
- Unscrupulous as it was, however, it could not bring them nearer than a circuit of several yards.Chapter 22 -- The Procession (91% in)
There are no more uses of "scrupulous" in The Scarlet Letter.
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