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conscientious at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


conscientious at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: conscientieux, from Medieval Latin, from Latin conscientia; CONSCIENCE]// careful to do everything that it is your job or duty to do// --A conscientious teacher may feel inclined to take work home.// --a conscientious and hard-working student// -- conscientiously adv // -- conscientiousness n [U] // --his conscientiousness and loyalty to the company//

conscientious at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "conscientious":
accurate, active, attentive, careful, cautious, censorious, choicy,
choosy, circumspect, close, compliant, conforming, conscionable,
constant, correct, critical, deferential, delicate, demanding,
detailed, devoted, devout, diligent, discreet, discriminating,
discriminative, duteous, dutiful, ethical, exact, exacting,
exigent, exquisite, fair, faithful, fastidious, fine, finical,
finicking, finicky, fussy, heedful, high-minded, honest, honorable,
incorruptible, just, loyal, meticulous, mindful, minute, moral,
narrow, nice, obedient, observant, overconscientious,
overscrupulous, painstaking, particular, perfectionistic, picky,
politic, practicing, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic,
priggish, principled, prudent, prudish, punctilious, punctual,
puristic, puritanic, refined, regardful, religious, respectful,
responsible, right, right-minded, righteous, rigid, rigorous,
scrupulous, scrutinizing, selective, sensitive, serious, strict,
subtle, tender-conscienced, thorough, true, upright, upstanding

conscientious at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

taking care to do things carefully and correctly:
a conscientious student / teacher * He was thorough and conscientious, rather than brilliant.
conscientiously adverb:
She performed all her duties conscientiously.
conscientiousness noun [U]

Conscientious at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conscientious \Con`sci*en"tious\, a. [Cf. F. consciencieux, LL.
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.

conscientious at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

conscientious at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: audio » en-us-conscientious.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Thorough, careful, or vigilant; implies a desire to do a task well.
    1. : He was a thoughtful and conscientious worker.


      * capricious

  • impulsive

    Derived terms

    * conscientiously
  • conscientiousness
  • conscientious objector

    Related terms

    * conscience


    Inter: trans-top » thorough, careful, or vigilant
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|добросъвестен|tr=dobrosǎvesten
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|svědomitý
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|samvittighedsfuld, Inter: t- » da|pligtopfyldende
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tunnollinen, Inter: t- » fi|tunnontarkka
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|consciencieux
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|samviskusamur
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|apzinīgi
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|skrupulatny|m, Inter: t- » pl|sumienny|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|добросовестный|tr=dobrosóv'estnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|сознательный|tr=soznát'el'nyj, Inter: t+ » ru|честный|tr=čéstnyj
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: qualifier » Ekavian Inter: t- » sh|савестан|alt=са́вестан|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » Ijekavian Inter: t- » sh|савјестан|alt=са́вјестан|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: qualifier » Ekavian Inter: t- » sh|savestan|alt=sávestan, Inter: qualifier » Ijekavian Inter: t- » sh|savjestan|alt=sávjestan
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|samvetsgrann

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
  • Inter: R:Roget 1911 » vigilance

  • Translation: et » conscientious
    Translation: el » conscientious
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    Translation: fa » conscientious
    Translation: fr » conscientious
    Translation: ko » conscientious
    Translation: io » conscientious
    Translation: it » conscientious
    Translation: kn » conscientious
    Translation: hu » conscientious
    Translation: ml » conscientious
    Translation: my » conscientious
    Translation: ja » conscientious
    Translation: pl » conscientious
    Translation: ru » conscientious
    Translation: fi » conscientious
    Translation: sv » conscientious
    Translation: ta » conscientious
    Translation: vi » conscientious
    Translation: zh » conscientious