conscientiousness

noun con·sci·en·tious·ness \ ˌkän(t)-shē-ˈen(t)-shəs-nəs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of conscientiousness

plural conscientiousnesses
: the condition or quality of being conscientious
  • Apparently, the secret to a happy, healthy adulthood is learning early on to deal with disappointment and developing character traits—persistence, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control—to surmount it.
  • —Deanna Pan
  • Not surprisingly, they have found that people blessed with innate conscientiousness, meaning that they are organized and predictable, typically eat better and live longer than people who are disorderly.
  • —Gretchen Reynolds

First Known Use of conscientiousness

ca. 1631


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