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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French conscientieux

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkɒnʃiˈɛnʃəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɑnʃiˈɛnʃəs/
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AdjectiveEdit

conscientious (comparative more conscientious, superlative most conscientious)

  1. Thorough, careful, or vigilant in one’s task performance.
    He was a thoughtful and conscientious worker.
  2. 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 women.

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