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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Unduly or excessively scrupulous or careful.

Usage examples (15)
  • Adjective : a conscientious judge. ,conscientious application to the work at hand
  • Arthur Buie of the Mayo Clinic said that after draft officials got over being choosy and started sending along pilonidal cyst cases, "overconscientious" Army & Navy...
  • The Lensmand was no tyrant, but shallow, and not overconscientious.
  • Here was the “tallish old boy, nagged to a rag, overworked, overconscientious.” for more
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