Con`sci*en"tious (?), a. [Cf. F. consciencieux, LL. conscientiosus.]


Influenced by conscience; governed by a strict regard to the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed rules of right and wrong; -- said of a person.

The advice of wise and conscientious men. Prescott.


Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the dictates of conscience; -- said of actions.

A holy and conscientious course. Abp. Tillotson.

Syn. -- Scrupulous; exact; faithful; just; upright.


© Webster 1913.

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