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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The trait of being painstaking and careful; The quality of being in accord with the dictates of the sense of right or wrong within the individual

Usage examples (35)
  • Without power of thought, what we call conscientiousness, or a desire to do right, shoots out into illusion, exaggeration, pernicious excess.
  • But having a personality trait known as conscientiousness seems to matter, too, according to a new study.
  • His conscientiousness was his capital ... and he exacted an exorbitant interest for it.
  • All Huxley's work was marked by a quality which may be called conscientiousness or thoroughness. for more
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