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(adj) one who listens to his conscience and, therefore, never does the wrong thing; very careful in his work. Origin: conscience The new doctor was conscientious. He refused to prescribe expensive tests to patients to earn commission from the testing laboratories, something that all his colleagues did. The new doctor was conscientious. He spent a lot of time with each patient and asked him a large number of questions about the symptoms to make sure that he had, indeed, made the correct diagnosis. His colleagues barely spent more than a minute on a patient.