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Definition of "conscientiousness" [con•sci•en•tious•ness]

  • The state or characteristic of being conscientious. (noun)

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Use "conscientiousness" in a sentence
  • "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"