What does "Conscientious" mean?


(a.) Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the dictates of conscience; -- said of actions (a.) 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

Synonyms moral, careful, scrupulous, painstaking

Example: "A conscientious decision to speak out about injustice" Example: "Conscientious application to the work at hand"

Word Family conscientiously, conscientiousness