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conscientious

adjective uk   /ˌkɒn.ʃiˈen.ʃəs/ us    /ˌkɑːn-/
C1 putting a lot of effort into your work: a conscientious student
conscientiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
conscientiousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “conscientious”
in Spanish concienzudo, aplicado…
in French consciencieux…
in German gewissenhaft…
in Chinese (Traditional) 認真的, 盡心盡責的, 一絲不苟的…
in Russian добросовестный…
in Turkish titiz, dikkatli, çalışkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 认真的, 尽心尽责的, 一丝不苟的…
in Polish sumienny…
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