- 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. 2014.
Etymology dictionary. 2014.
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 — I adjective assiduous, attentive, careful, diligent, duteous, dutiful, exacting, faithful, fastidious, heedful, honest, honorable, incorruptible, just, meritorious, meticulous, minute, moral, observant, painstaking, particular, precise,… … Law 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