1. [syn: conscientious, painstaking, scrupulous]
2. guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong;
- Example: "a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Conscientious \Con`sci*en"tious\, a. [Cf. F. consciencieux, LL.
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.
The advice of wise and conscientious men.
2. Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the
dictates of conscience; -- said of actions.
A holy and conscientious course. --Abp.
Syn: Scrupulous; exact; faithful; just; upright.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by extreme care and great effort;
"conscientious application to the work at hand";
"painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"
[syn: conscientious, painstaking, scrupulous]
2: guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right
and wrong; "a conscientious decision to speak out about
injustice" [ant: unconscientious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
97 Moby Thesaurus words for "conscientious":
accurate, active, attentive, careful, cautious, censorious, choicy,
choosy, circumspect, close, compliant, conforming, conscionable,
constant, correct, critical, deferential, delicate, demanding,
detailed, devoted, devout, diligent, discreet, discriminating,
discriminative, duteous, dutiful, ethical, exact, exacting,
exigent, exquisite, fair, faithful, fastidious, fine, finical,
finicking, finicky, fussy, heedful, high-minded, honest, honorable,
incorruptible, just, loyal, meticulous, mindful, minute, moral,
narrow, nice, obedient, observant, overconscientious,
overscrupulous, painstaking, particular, perfectionistic, picky,
politic, practicing, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic,
priggish, principled, prudent, prudish, punctilious, punctual,
puristic, puritanic, refined, regardful, religious, respectful,
responsible, right, right-minded, righteous, rigid, rigorous,
scrupulous, scrutinizing, selective, sensitive, serious, strict,
subtle, tender-conscienced, thorough, true, upright, upstanding