Definition of Conscientiousness

1. Noun. The quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience.

Generic synonyms: Conscience
Specialized synonyms: Religiousness
Derivative terms: Conscientious
Antonyms: Unconscientiousness



2. Noun. The trait of being painstaking and careful.

Definition of Conscientiousness

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

Definition of Conscientiousness

1. Noun. The state or characteristic of being conscientious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conscientiousness

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conscientiousness (current term)
conscientization
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Literary usage of Conscientiousness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ethics by John Dewey, James Hayden Tufts (1908)
"But under the titles of conscience and conscientiousness we preserve the meaning which was attached to the term knowledge. It is not paradoxical to say that ..."

2. Heads and Faces, and how to Study Them: A Manual of Phrenology and by Nelson Sizer, Henry Shipman Drayton (1885)
"It is conscientiousness that impresses one with the feeling of duty, ... conscientiousness. This organ is situated in the coronal region below and adjoining ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"Unregulated by conscientiousness and Intellect, Benevolence degenerates into profusion ... conscientiousness not only curbs oar faculties when too powerful, ..."

4. Outlines of a Critical Theory of Ethics by John Dewey (1891)
"conscientiousness. conscientiousness is primarily the virtue of intelligence in regard to conduct. That is to say, it is the formed habit of ..."

5. A New System of Phrenology by John Shertzer Hittell (1857)
"With large Combativeness and Destructiveness, it makes the self-reliant man, and with large conscientiousness, in addition to those organs, ..."

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