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conscientious

[ kon-shee-en-shuhs, kon-see- ]
/ ˌkɒn ʃiˈɛn ʃəs, ˌkɒn si- /
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adjective

governed by conscience; controlled by or done according to one's inner sense of what is right; principled: She's a conscientious judge, who does not let personal prejudices influence her decisions.
careful and painstaking; particular; meticulous; scrupulous: conscientious application to the work at hand.

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Origin of conscientious

First recorded in 1605–15; from Medieval Latin conscientiōsus, equivalent to Latin conscienti(a)conscience + -ōsus-ous

synonym study for conscientious

2. See painstaking.

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British Dictionary definitions for conscientious

conscientious
/ (ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəs) /

adjective

involving or taking great care; painstaking; diligent
governed by or done according to conscience

Derived forms of conscientious

conscientiously, adverbconscientiousness, noun
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