Definitions for Conscientiousness
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Conscientiousness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•sci•en•tious*ˌkɒn ʃiˈɛn ʃəs, ˌkɒn si-(adj.)
meticulous; careful; painstaking.
governed by or done according to conscience; scrupulous:
a conscientious judge.
* Syn: See painstaking.
Origin of conscientious:
1605–15; < ML
the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience
the trait of being painstaking and careful
The state or characteristic of being conscientious.
the quality of being conscientious; a scrupulous regard to the dictates of conscience
Conscientiousness is the state of being thorough, careful, or vigilant; it implies a desire to do a task well. Conscientiousness is also one trait of the five-factor model of personality, and is manifested in characteristic behaviors such as being efficient, organized, neat, and systematic. It includes such elements as self-discipline, carefulness, thoroughness, self-organization, deliberation, and need for achievement. It is an aspect of what has traditionally been called character. Conscientious individuals are generally hard working and reliable. When taken to an extreme, they may also be "workaholics", perfectionists, and compulsive in their behavior. People who score low on conscientiousness tend to be more laid back, less goal-oriented, and less driven by success; they also are more likely engage in antisocial and criminal behavior.
Translations for Conscientiousness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- nougesetheid, pligsgetrouheidAfrikaans
- وَعْي الضَّمير ، القِيام بالواجِب تَماماArabic
- integridadePortuguese (BR)
- die GewissenhaftigkeitGerman
- det at være pligtopfyldende/samvittighedsfuldDanish
- وجدان؛ دلسوزیFarsi
- शुद्ध अंत:करणHindi
- sifat hematMalay
- detå være samvittighetsfull/pliktoppfyllendeNorwegian
- وجدان؛ دلسوزیPersian
- dikkat, titizlikTurkish
- 認真Chinese (Trad.)
- сумлінність, добросовісністьUkrainian
- فرض شناسى، ايماندارىUrdu
- ý thứcVietnamese
- 认真Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for Conscientiousness »
Find a translation for the Conscientiousness definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these Conscientiousness definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"Conscientiousness." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/Conscientiousness>.