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scrupulous
used in Kidnapped

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Definition
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
  • "Ye're unco scrupulous," sneered Alan
    Chapter 29 (61% in)
scrupulous = careful to behave ethically.

(editor's note:  Unco is a word that is not used much these days, but it is a synonym for remarkably or very.)
  • Heasyoasy (for so he still named the skipper) was a man, by his account, that minded for nothing either in heaven or earth; one that, as people said, would "crack on all sail into the day of judgment;" rough, fierce, unscrupulous, and brutal; and all this my poor cabin-boy had taught himself to admire as something seamanlike and manly.
    Chapter 5 (62% in)

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