Definition of conscientious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnʃiˈenʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnʃiˈenʃəs//
Job skills and personal qualities
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taking care to do things carefully and correctly a conscientious student/teacher/worker He was thorough and conscientious, rather than brilliant. She was a popular and conscientious teacher. See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French consciencieux, from medieval Latin conscientiosus, from Latin conscientia, from conscient- ‘being privy to’, from the verb conscire, from con- ‘with’ + scire ‘know’.
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