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Definition of Conscientious


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

Conscientious Quotations

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.
James E. Faust

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
James Russell Lowell

I think the Australian people are very conscientious. During the 1980s and 1990s we proved they will respond conscientiously to necessary reforms. They mightn't like them but they'll accept them. But reforms have to be presented in a digestible format.
Paul Keating
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Conscientious Translations

conscientious in French is scrupuleux
conscientious in German is gewissenhaft
conscientious in Hungarian is lelkiismeretes
conscientious in Italian is coscenzioso
conscientious in Portuguese is consciencioso
conscientious in Spanish is concienzudo, esmerado
conscientious in Swedish is samvetsgrann
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