1. 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.
2. 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.
adj 1: characterized by extreme care and great effort;
"conscientious application to the work at hand";
"painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to
details" [syn: painstaking, scrupulous]
2: guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right
and wrong; "a conscientious decision to speak out about
injustice" [ant: unconscientious]