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used in Gone with the Wind

11 uses
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careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
  • It was so obvious that we were meant for each other.  So obvious that I was the only man of your acquaintance who could love you after knowing you as you really are—hard and greedy and unscrupulous, like me.
    5.63 (50% in)
unscrupulous = unethical

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unscrupulous means not and reverses the meaning of scrupulous. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • Now, her nevertoo-scrupulous sense of honor was dulled by repetition of the offense and even fear of discovery had subsided.
    2.11 (11% in)
  • Aided by the unscrupulous adventurers who operated the Freedmen's Bureau and urged on by a fervor of Northern hatred almost religious in its fanaticism, the former field hands found themselves suddenly elevated to the seats of the mighty.
    4.37 (65% in)
  • And then the picture faded, blotted out by an impulse, hard, unscrupulous and greedy, which had been born in the lean days at Tara and was now strengthened by the present uncertainty of life.
    4.38 (11% in)
  • Of course, Gallegher looked like an unscrupulous man, for all of his smartness, but—who else could she get?
    4.41 (97% in)
  • He's scrupulous and honorable!
    4.43 (78% in)
  • But not too scrupulous and honorable to take aid and money from a woman.
    4.43 (78% in)
  • I know I'm not as—scrupulous as I should be these days.
    4.43 (91% in)
  • And when Jonas Wilkerson was going to take the home place, suppose I'd been—kind and scrupulous?
    4.43 (92% in)
  • But I do grudge him your heart and your dear, hard, unscrupulous, stubborn mind.
    5.54 (52% in)
  • She had to lose them all to realize that she loved Rhett—loved him because he was strong and unscrupulous, passionate and earthy, like herself.
    5.62 (94% in)

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