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compunctious : Related Words Words similar in meaning to compunctious

compunctiousness

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compunction

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    remorse; self-reproach.

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sorry

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    bad; regretful.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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guilt

  • noun the state of having committed an offense
    guiltiness.
  • noun remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
    guilty conscience; guilt feelings; guilt trip.

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scruple

  • noun a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    misgiving; qualm.

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