• WordNet 3.6
    • n conscientiousness the trait of being painstaking and careful
    • n conscientiousness the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conscientiousness The quality of being conscientious; a scrupulous regard to the dictates of conscience.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conscientiousness The quality of being conscientious; a scrupulous regard to the decisions of conscience; strict adherence to the principles of right conduct.
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  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.”
  • Mark Twain
    “A soiled baby, with a neglected nose, cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others.”
  • Sarah Ellis
    Sarah Ellis
    “To act the part of a true friend requires more conscientious feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity in social life.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.”


In literature:

Simcoe was a strong-minded, as well as a conscientious man.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
As conscientious men, they are often in perplexity.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
If he was a "holy" man, he was "not too conscientious.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
She worked well and diligently, being thoroughly conscientious in whatever she did.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
I think we have the cleverer fugitive writers in America, but those of England seemed to me to have more self-respect and conscientiousness.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
But if any one serves you conscientiously you should not leave them.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
But when the accustomed routine began again, Janetta, in her conscientious way, took herself seriously to task.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
King Humphrey was a conscientious and doggedly resolute monarch, but he was not an imaginative one.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Miss Eliza had spent several conscientious hours of instruction and counsel.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
In the one case, however, as in the other, a conscientious man will give all diligence to make his calling and election sure.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker

In poetry:

BE this as 'twill, the conscientious Anne
Would nothing venture to regale her man;
Howe'er, she stated what had raised her fear,
And ev'ry thing that made her persevere.
"The Case Of Conscience" by Jean de La Fontaine
Being a writer I receive
Sweet screeds from folk of every land;
Some are so weird you'd scarce believe,
And some quite hard to understand:
But as a conscientious man
I type my thanks to all I can.
"My Favourite Fan" by Robert W Service
Whatever your job is, do it well and
conscientiously. Whatever your task
is-do it gladly, gaily, thoroughly. Do not grumble if you have to do an extra bit. Do
whatever comes to hand and take a pride in it.
"The Way You Think" by Patience Strong

In news:

If plan fiduciaries thought the employee population was always privy to their closed-door policy meetings, they would undoubtedly be more conscientious and careful in their determinations for the plan.
Conscientious Mourdock is needed in US Senate.
Chipotle's challenge: Conscientious chain still struggles in the land of 1,000 carnitas.
How ' Conscientious Carnivores' Ignore Meat's True Origins.
A conscientious approach to coffee.
A coalition of religious leaders and veterans has called for a reconsideration of conscientious objection to war, saying that military members should have the right to object to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for moral reasons.
But I digress from the real point, which is how in the world we could ever consume conscientiously all, or even most, of the time.
I understand that before you learned about conscientious objection , you'd decided to go to jail rather than remain in the military.
My parents kind of flipped out and did a lot of research and found out about conscientious objection , which I didn't know about, or didn't know was still an option in the military.
A terrorist wearing the latest underwear bomb would not have been caught by the TSA's most conscientious human screeners or its highest-tech fullbody scanners, experts told The Post yesterday.
They are tough, smart, productive and conscientious.
His work was extremely pastoral, conscientious and thorough.
MUCH LIKE can become the new in the world of clothing design, has become the new color for conscientiousness in the business world.
I have too much respect for learning and for the work involved in being a college student to reinforce a lack of conscientiousness.
A teen-ager, cruising down a familiar highway, keeping a conscientious eye on the speedometer, the rear view mirror, the oncoming traffic.

In science:

Bottom line is that, in my opinion, authors and reviewers that are already doing great and conscientious work would probably not see any difference when switching to the suggested system, since their self-imposed requirements are strong enough.
Rapid, Impartial and Comprehensive (RIC) publishing: A new concept for scientific journals