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scrupulous
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
  • scrupulous in the performance of his duties
    Book 11 -- Ivan (26% in)
scrupulous = diligent and careful
  • Though Fyodor Pavlovitch was a drunkard and a vicious debauchee he never neglected investing his capital, and managed his business affairs very successfully, though, no doubt, not over-scrupulously.
    Book 1 -- The History Of A Family (22% in)
  • He brushed his clothes most scrupulously twice a day invariably, and was very fond of cleaning his smart calf boots with a special English polish, so that they shone like mirrors.
    Book 3 -- The Sensualists (50% in)
  • Then he was attracted by a fine and intelligent girl and soon after married her, hoping that marriage would dispel his lonely depression, and that by entering on a new life and scrupulously doing his duty to his wife and children, he would escape from old memories altogether.
    Book 6 -- The Russian Monk (58% in)
  • I have never doubted his disinterestedness and his honesty .... his scrupulous honesty .... in money matters.
    Book 12 -- A Judicial Error (24% in)

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