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From over- +‎ conscientious.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌəʊvəkɒnʃiːˈɛnʃəs/


overconscientious (comparative more overconscientious, superlative most overconscientious)

  1. Excessively conscientious.
    • 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, printed at London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821:
      , II.33:
      If he were not over consciencious in that under colour of some treatie, parle or accord, to take any advantage of his enemies: he was as little scrupulous, in that "he required no other vertue in his Souldiers but valour" [].
    • 2001, James Meikle, The Guardian, 15 March:
      Are you an obsessive lover of routine, overconscientious, and think cleanliness is next to godliness? Beware. You may be nearly twice as likely to die from a heart attack as more laid back friends and colleagues.