Conscientious definition

kŏnshē-ĕnshəs
Showing care and precision; painstaking.
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Thorough and assiduous.

A conscientious worker; a conscientious effort to comply with the regulations.

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Guided by or in accordance with the dictates of conscience; principled.

A conscientious decision to speak out about injustice.

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Conscientious is defined as acting in a way that is very thorough and careful.

An example of conscientious is measuring the liquid in each test tube of an experiment to be perfectly equal.

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

He was a thoughtful and conscientious worker.

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Governed by, or made or done according to, what one knows is right; scrupulous; honest.
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The definition of conscientious is following what you know to be right or true.

An example of conscientious is making a moral decision after lots of research and consideration.

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Origin of conscientious

  • Obsolete French conscientieux from Medieval Latin cōnscientiōsus from Latin cōnscientia conscience conscience

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French conscientieux

    From Wiktionary