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Meaning of CONSCIENTIOUS

Pronunciation:  `kânshee'enshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"
  2. [adj]  guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong; "a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice"
 

CONSCIENTIOUS is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: careful, moral, painstaking, scrupulous
 
 Antonyms: unconscientious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`sci*en"tious\, a. [Cf. F. consciencieux, LL.
conscientiosus.]
1. Influenced by conscience; governed by a strict regard to
   the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed
   rules of right and wrong; -- said of a person.

         The advice of wise and conscientious men.
                                               --Prescott.



2. Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the
   dictates of conscience; -- said of actions.

         A holy and conscientious course.      --Abp.
                                               Tillotson.

Syn: Scrupulous; exact; faithful; just; upright.

 
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