What does conscientious mean?

Definitions for conscientious
ˌkɒn ʃiˈɛn ʃəs, ˌkɒn si-con·sci·en·tious

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conscientious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conscientious, painstaking, scrupulous(adj)

    characterized by extreme care and great effort

    "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"

  2. conscientious(adj)

    guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong

    "a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice"


  1. conscientious(Adjective)

    Thorough, careful, or vigilant; implies a desire to do a task well.

    He was a thoughtful and conscientious worker.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conscientious(adj)

    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

  2. Conscientious(adj)

    characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the dictates of conscience; -- said of actions


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conscientious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conscientious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Raymond Starks:

    I would support laws allowing for conscientious objection in some circumstances.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A peaceful, moral and conscientious person excessively deserves to be respected!

  3. Pope Francis:

    Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right.

  4. Jatin Joshi:

    If you have a physician conscientious enough to bring these tools to you, have an open mind.

  5. Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963:

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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