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CONSCIENTIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conscientious mean? 

CONSCIENTIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CONSCIENTIOUS has 2 senses:

1. characterized by extreme care and great effort
2. guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong

  Familiarity information: CONSCIENTIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSCIENTIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1conscientious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by extreme care and great effort

Synonyms:

conscientious; painstaking; scrupulous

Context examples:

conscientious application to the work at hand / painstaking research / scrupulous attention to details

Similar:

careful (exercising caution or showing care or attention)


Sense 2conscientious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong

Context example:

a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice

Similar:

moral (arising from the sense of right and wrong)

Antonym:

unconscientious (not conscientious; not guided by a sense of right and wrong)


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