Definition of Conscientious

1. Adjective. Characterized by extreme care and great effort. "Scrupulous attention to details"

Exact synonyms: Painstaking, Scrupulous
Similar to: Careful
Derivative terms: Conscientiousness, Painstakingness, Scrupulousness



2. Adjective. Guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong. "A conscientious decision to speak out about injustice"

Definition of Conscientious

1. a. Influenced by conscience; governed by a strict regard to the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed rules of right and wrong; -- said of a person.

Definition of Conscientious

1. Adjective. Thorough, careful, or vigilant; implies a desire to do a task well. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conscientious

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conscientious

consanguinuity
consarcination
consarcinations
consarn
consarn it
consarned
consarning
conscience
conscience-smitten
conscience money
conscience vote
conscience votes
conscienced
conscienceless
consciences
conscientious (current term)
conscientious objector
conscientious objectors
conscientiously
conscientiousness
conscientization
conscientous
conscilience
conscionable
conscionableness
conscionably
conscious
conscious(p)
conscious parallelism
conscious sedation

Literary usage of Conscientious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Massachusetts Teacher (1854)
"THE TEACHER MUST BE conscientious.* " That voice of God within th' attentive mind, ... Some persons are too conscientious to be quite happy. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"It Is the good and conscientious man chiefly, that is uneasy and dissatisfied with himself; always ready to condemn his own imperfections, and to suspect ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... able and conscientious observer. MR. GRANT ALLEN died on October 25th. He was born at Kingston, Ont., in 1848, and was well known, both for his writing ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... the vicissitudes of pious fraud and hypocrisy which may be observed, or at least suspected, in the cha- / meters of the most conscientious fanatics. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He was also a zealous, skilful, and conscientious servant of his king and a pious Christian. KLE. ..."

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