Over-conscientious



[kon-shee-en-shuh s, kon-see-] /ˌkɒn ʃiˈɛn ʃəs, ˌkɒn si-/

adjective
1.
governed by ; controlled by or done according to one’s inner sense of what is right; principled:
She’s a conscientious judge, who does not let personal prejudices influence her decisions.
2.
careful and painstaking; particular; meticulous; scrupulous:
conscientious application to the work at hand.
/ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəs/
adjective
1.
involving or taking great care; painstaking; diligent
2.
governed by or done according to conscience
adj.

1610s, from Middle French conscientieux (16c.; Modern French consciencieux), from Medieval Latin conscientiosus, from conscientia (see conscience). Related: Conscientiously; conscientiousness.

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