Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being conscientious; a scrupulous regard to the decisions of conscience; strict adherence to the principles of right conduct.
- n. The state or characteristic of being conscientious.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being conscientious; a scrupulous regard to the dictates of conscience.
- n. the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience
- n. the trait of being painstaking and careful
“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.”
“Here was a cause so beautiful in its affirmation of freedom that it should have been served only by the bravery of dignified women and speeches lucent with reason and untremulously spoken, by things that would require no change of quality but only rearrangements to be instantly commemorable by art; and yet this Scotch woman, moving with that stiffness of the mental joints which nations which suffer from it call conscientiousness, had managed to turn”
“The best childhood predictor of longevity, it turns out, is a quality best defined as conscientiousness: "the often complex pattern of persistence, prudence, hard work, close involvement with friends and communities" that produces a well-organized person who is "somewhat obsessive and not at all carefree.”
“I do wonder, though, why they didn't show a separate bar for conscientiousness, which is supposed to predict job performance in almost any line of work.”
“His conscientiousness was his capital ... and he exacted an exorbitant interest for it.”
“First, we must distinguish between morality in the sense of conscientiousness, that is, steadiness in acting in accordance with one's sense of duty, and morality”
“All Huxley's work was marked by a quality which may be called conscientiousness or thoroughness.”
“The study found similar associations for conscientiousness, which is associated with planning; neuroticism, a tendency to experience negative emotions that is associated with sensitivity to threat and punishment.”
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