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Meaning of conscientious

con•sci•en•tious

Pronunciation: (kon"shē-en'shus, kon"sē-), [key]
— adj.
  1. controlled by or done according to conscience; scrupulous: a conscientious judge.
  2. meticulous; careful; painstaking; particular: conscientious application to the work at hand.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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