What does "essence of rectitude " mean in this sentence?

He put his finger in the pie occasionally but he knew that the wily and cautious Hull, the very essence of rectitude in international conduct, would neither provoke nor condone Japan but keep relations in satisfactory suspense.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Rightness or correctness of principle or conduct. Right conduct is the keyword here.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    rectitude = morally correct, or righteous.

    very essence means he was totally that.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    It means poop or feces. 

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    You’re looking for the meaning of the word rectitude. Are you not capable of using a dictionary? You can even Google it.

    “morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness.“

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