I adjective assiduous, attentive, careful, diligent, duteous, dutiful, exacting, faithful, fastidious, heedful, honest, honorable, incorruptible, just, meritorious, meticulous, minute, moral, observant, painstaking, particular, precise, principled, punctilious, regardful, reliable, religiosus, reputable, righteous, sanctus, scrupulous, strict, thorough, trustworthy, trusty, uncorrupt, upright, virtuous II index accurate, circumspect, close (rigorous), dependable, diligent, earnest, faithful (diligent), high-minded, honest, loyal, meritorious, meticulous, moral, painstaking, particular (exacting), punctilious, punctual, reliable, reputable, sedulous, strict, true (loyal), upright

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  • Conscientious — Con sci*en tious, a. [Cf. F. consciencieux, LL. conscientiosus.] 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. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conscientious — UK US /ˌkɒnʃiˈenʃəs/ adjective ► serious about your work and putting a lot of effort into doing it in a careful way: »Greg Smith is a conscientious and dedicated worker who will be an asset to your company. conscientiously adverb ► »Employees are …   Financial and business terms

  • conscientious — [adj1] thorough, careful complete, diligent, exact, exacting, faithful, fastidious, fussy, hanging in*, hanging tough*, heart and soul into*, heedful, meticulous, minding p’s and q’s*, painstaking, particular, playing safe, punctilious, punctual …   New thesaurus

  • conscientious — 1610s, from M.Fr. conscientieux (16c.; Mod.Fr. consciencieux), from M.L. conscientiosus, from conscientia (see CONSCIENCE (Cf. conscience)). Related: Conscientiously; conscientiousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • conscientious — scrupulous, honorable, honest, *upright, just Analogous words: righteous, virtuous, ethical, *moral: strict, *rigid: particular, fastidious, finicky, *nice: meticulous, punctilious, *careful Antonyms: unconscientious, unscrupulous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conscientious — is spelt tious, not scious …   Modern English usage

  • conscientious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) diligent and thorough in carrying out one s work or duty. 2) relating to a person s conscience. DERIVATIVES conscientiously adverb conscientiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • conscientious — [kän΄shē en′shəs] adj. [Fr conscientieux < ML conscientiosus: see CONSCIENCE & OUS] 1. governed by, or made or done according to, what one knows is right; scrupulous; honest 2. showing care and precision; painstaking conscientiously adv.… …   English World dictionary

  • conscientious — adj. conscientious about (she is conscientious about her work) * * * [ˌkɒnʃɪ enʃəs] conscientious about (she is conscientious about her work) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • conscientious — [[t]kɒ̱nʃie̱nʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is conscientious is very careful to do their work properly. We are generally very conscientious about our work... Virginia was still struggling to be a conscientious and dedicated mother. Derived words …   English dictionary

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