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Dictionary Information: Definition Conscientious
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  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.
2. Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the dictates of conscience; -- said of actions. "A holy and conscientious course." Abp. Tillotson.

Synonyms -- Scrupulous; exact; faithful; just; upright.

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