conscientious

[kon-shee-en-shuhs, kon-see-]
adjective
1.
controlled by or done according to one's inner sense of what is right; governed by conscience; principled: a conscientious judge.
2.
careful and painstaking; particular; meticulous; scrupulous: conscientious application to the work at hand.

Origin:
1605–15; < Medieval Latin conscientiōsus, equivalent to Latin conscienti(a) conscience + -ōsus -ous

conscientiously, adverb
conscientiousness, noun
hyperconscientious, adjective
hyperconscientiously, adverb
hyperconscientiousness, noun
nonconscientious, adjective
nonconscientiously, adverb
nonconscientiousness, noun
overconscientious, adjective
overconscientiously, adverb
overconscientiousness, noun
quasi-conscientious, adjective
quasi-conscientiously, adverb
unconscientious, adjective
unconscientiously, adverb
unconscientiousness, noun


1. just, upright, honest, faithful, devoted, dedicated. 2. See painstaking.
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conscientious (ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəs)
 
adj
1.  involving or taking great care; painstaking; diligent
2.  governed by or done according to conscience
 
consci'entiously
 
adv
 
consci'entiousness
 
n

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conscientious
1610s, from Fr. conscientieux (16c.), from M.L. conscientiosus, from conscientia (see conscience). Related: Conscientiously (1660); conscientiousness (1630s).
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  non-pathological traits.
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Luckily this kind of conscientiousness is a lot more fun than, say, filling out
  your taxes on time.
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