Simple Definition of conscientious
: very careful about doing what you are supposed to do : concerned with doing something correctly
Examples of conscientious
He was a good friend to his comrades, a conscientious leader mindful of his men's needs; an upright family man with strong, bright, proud children … —Tom Clancy, Without Remorse, 1994
Because Puckett was a conscientious lieutenant … his men did not have to stint on their fire. He had made sure that every man was carrying a basic load of ammunition and then some to spare … —Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie, 1988
He was shifty about money matters, not conscientious about returning advances, fulfilling contracts, reading manuscripts. —Monroe K. Spears, American Ambitions, 1987
She has always been a very conscientious worker.
He was conscientious about following the doctor's orders.
Origin of conscientious
First Known Use: 1576
Synonym Discussion of conscientious
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Definition of conscientious
1 : guided by or agreeing with a sense of doing what is right <No conscientious person would stand for such unfair actions.>
2 : using or done with care <conscientious teachers> <conscientious efforts>
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