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conscientiousness

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  • n. The state or characteristic of being conscientious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being conscientious; a scrupulous regard to the dictates of conscience.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience
  • n. the trait of being painstaking and careful

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Examples

  • Without power of thought, what we call conscientiousness, or a desire to do right, shoots out into illusion, exaggeration, pernicious excess.

    On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes: Lecture I

  • But having a personality trait known as conscientiousness seems to matter, too, according to a new study.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • 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 Judge

  • 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."

    How to Keep Going and Going

  • 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.

    Does Personality Matter? Compared to What?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • His conscientiousness was his capital ... and he exacted an exorbitant interest for it.

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • 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

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • All Huxley's work was marked by a quality which may be called conscientiousness or thoroughness.

    Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work

  • 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.

    The Times of India

  • "conscientiousness" - play their ever increasing part and complicate the psychological situation.

    Problems of Conduct

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