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conscientiousness

 [kon″she-en´shus-nes]
a principled commitment to do something, such as to provide health care.

conscientiousness

[kon′she·en′shusnes]
1 a principled commitment to do something, such as to provide health care.
2 acting in a way that is considered right or proper.

conscientiousness

one of the big five personality factors characterized by a tendency to be organized, thorough and reliable.
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Then he's not - but of course he can't be, if he's really conscientious.
He seems to be a most conscientious and polite young man, upon my word, and I doubt not will prove a valuable acquaintance, especially if Lady Catherine should be so indulgent as to let him come to us again.
He was so honest and conscientious, that, if he had been only a private man, his life would probably have been blameless and happy.
My mother is awfully conscientious, Lord Illingworth, and I know she doesn't think I am educated enough to be your secretary.
Nothing will awaken the same response of pleasurable emotion or conscientious endeavour.
On the very ladder he lingered, and in that unique, guiltily conscientious man- ner of sticking to the point:
I smiled, because I quite understood him; and, while I honoured his conscientious firmness, I was amused at his mistrust; he seemed satisfied, rang the bell, and ordered coffee, which was presently brought; for himself, a bunch of grapes and half a pint of something sour sufficed.
While we smile at the simplicity of his heart and the narrowness of his views, which made him regard everything out of the direct path of his daily duty, and the rigid exigencies of the service, as trivial and impertinent, which inspired him with contempt for the swelling vanity of some of his coadjutors, and the literary exercises and curious researches of others, we cannot but applaud that strict and conscientious devotion to the interests of his employer, and to what he considered the true objects of the enterprise in which he was engaged.
I knew a young man once, he was a most conscientious fellow, and, when he took to fly-fishing, he determined never to exaggerate his hauls by more than twenty-five per cent.
It goes without saying that one must be conscientious and methodical.
During the years he had served as master of fence at the English Court the sons of royalty had learned to thrust and parry and cut as only De Vac could teach the art; and he had been as conscientious in the discharge of his duties as he had been in his unswerving hatred and contempt for his pupils.
I can assure you that he is a most truthful and conscientious young man.