compunction definition

  • noun:
    • A strong uneasiness due to a sense of guilt. See Synonyms at penitence.
    • A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or perhaps the prospect of wrongdoing. See Synonyms at qualm.
    • A pricking of conscience or a feeling of regret, particularly the one that is small or momentary.
    • A pricking; stimulation.
    • A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of shame or awareness of causing discomfort; the sting of conscience.
    • A pricking; stimulation; irritation.
    • The stinging or pricking regarding the conscience; uneasiness caused by pain of conscience or feelings; regret, as for wrong-doing or even for providing pain to another; contrition; remorse.
    • Synonyms Regret, Remorse, etc. See penitence.
    • a sense of deep regret (usually for many misdeed)
    • a solid uneasiness caused by a sense of shame. See Synonyms at penitence.
    • A sting of conscience or a pang of question aroused by wrongdoing and/or possibility of wrongdoing. See Synonyms at qualm.
    • A pricking of conscience or a feeling of regret, particularly the one which is minor or momentary.
    • A pricking; stimulation.
    • A picking of heart; poignant grief continuing from a sense of shame or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.
    • A pricking; stimulation; irritation.
    • The stinging or pricking for the conscience; uneasiness brought on by tenderness of conscience or thoughts; regret, as for wrong-doing or for giving discomfort to some other; contrition; remorse.
    • Synonyms Regret, Remorse, etc. See penitence.
    • a feeling of deep regret (usually for a few misdeed)

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