Origin of conscientious
Examples from the Web for conscientious
Her preparation sounds like normal due diligence by a conscientious executive for the task in hand.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Early on, we had been conscientious about providing them with gender-neutral toys like blocks, balls, and puzzles.
Thus spoke countless, earlier generations of failed, though no doubt principled and conscientious, revolutionaries.
Ron, who was only 27 at the time, had been a conscientious objector.Remembering Ron Moreau: Goodbye To A War Reporting Legend|Christopher Dickey|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And as far as the Vietnam War goes, I read that you were a conscientious objector.Harrison Ford Discusses ‘Ender’s Game,’ Drone Warfare, Vietnam, and Playing A Badass President|Marlow Stern|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The supplies from America have been divided with the conscientious desire to see American generosity help as far as could be.War Days in Brittany|Elsie Deming Jarves
Being painstaking and conscientious in his work, he had made not more than four miles by the beginning of the afternoon.When A Man's A Man|Harold Bell Wright
In the exercise of this function every conscientious member is obliged continually to vote money for purposes which he dislikes.The Map of Life|William Edward Hartpole Lecky
He is very sensible, a good preacher, and conscientious in the discharge of his duty.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
He had a conscientious objection to victimising his personal friends.General John Regan|George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for conscientious
Word Origin and History for conscientious
1610s, from Middle French conscientieux (16c.; Modern French consciencieux), from Medieval Latin conscientiosus, from conscientia (see conscience). Related: Conscientiously; conscientiousness.