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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  advice  of  wise  and  conscientious  men. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conscientious 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  extreme  care  and  great  effort; 
  "conscientious  application  to  the  work  at  hand"; 
  "painstaking  research";  "scrupulous  attention  to 
  details"  [syn:  {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}] 




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