— con·sci·en·tious·ly adverb
— con·sci·en·tious·ness noun
Examples of CONSCIENTIOUS
- She has always been a very conscientious worker.
- He was conscientious about following the doctor's orders.
- 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
Origin of CONSCIENTIOUS
First Known Use: 1576
Related to CONSCIENTIOUS
- conscionable, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, principled, scrupulous
- cutthroat, dishonest, dishonorable, immoral, unconscionable, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unscrupulous
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