Definition of Compunction

1. Noun. A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed).




Definition of Compunction

1. n. A pricking; stimulation.

Definition of Compunction

1. Noun. A pricking of conscience or a feeling of regret, especially one which is slight or fleeting. ¹

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Definition of Compunction

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compunction

compulsive neurosis
compulsive personality
compulsive personality disorder
compulsively
compulsiveness
compulsives
compulsivities
compulsivity
compulsories
compulsorily
compulsoriness
compulsory
compulsory process
compulsory purchase
compunct
compunction (current term)
compunctionless
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compunctious
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compunctuous
compurgation
compurgations
compurgator
compurgatorial
compurgators
computabilities
computability
computability logic

Literary usage of Compunction

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1. The Imitation of Christ: Four Books by Thomas (1877)
"Of compunction of heart. IF thou wilt make any progress keep thyself in the fear of ... Give thyself to compunction of heart and thou shalt find devotion. ..."

2. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"Now the second follows — compunction. SECTION III. The second Act of Chrisfs Power, in working compunction, or Sense of Sin. ..."

3. English Synonymes, with Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from by George Crabb (1854)
"REPENTANCE, PENITENCE, CONTRITION, compunction', REMORSE. i Repentance refers more to the change of one's mind with regard to an object, and is properly ..."

4. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XXI Of compunction of heart fp thou wilt make any progress keep thyself in the fear of God, and long not to be too free, but restrain all thy senses ..."

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