Definition of compunction in English:
noun[mass noun, usually with negative]
A feeling of guilt or moral scruple that prevents or follows the doing of something bad: they used their tanks without compunction
More example sentences
- If the ancient human habit of taking what we want without understanding, without compassion, and without compunction continues unrestricted, it will lead us to extinction.
- The ‘nice’ party has been revealed as no such thing - rather, enthusiastically and without compunction, it destroyed its greatest electoral asset, a leader who had delivered its finest hour only months before.
- V operates without compunction or mercy, and his brand of enforced anarchy is just as dictatorial as the forces to which he is opposed.
- Example sentences
- We are so conscientious and compunctious and compassionate that we did the EIA as early as in 1988 for the 2007 project.
- And yet the point remains: the true psychopath has not in the first place the compunctious visitings whose passage needs to be stopped up.
- The actual audience, like the heavenly one, can peep through the blanket of stage dark, and what it sees is that a compunctious visiting of nature prevents Lady Macbeth from carrying out the act at all.
Words that rhyme with compunctionconjunction, dysfunction, expunction, function, junction, malfunction, multifunction, unction
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