conscientious

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

con·sci·en·tious

adjective \ˌkän(t)-shē-ˈen(t)-shəs\

: very careful about doing what you are supposed to do : concerned with doing something correctly

Full Definition of CONSCIENTIOUS

1
:  governed by or conforming to the dictates of conscience :  scrupulous <a conscientious public servant>
2
:  meticulous, careful <a conscientious listener>
con·sci·en·tious·ly adverb
con·sci·en·tious·ness noun

Examples of CONSCIENTIOUS

  1. She has always been a very conscientious worker.
  2. He was conscientious about following the doctor's orders.
  3. 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

Origin of CONSCIENTIOUS

(see conscience)
First Known Use: 1576

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