Definition of Conscience

1. Noun. Motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions.


2. Noun. Conformity to one's own sense of right conduct. "A person of unflagging conscience"
Generic synonyms: Morality
Specialized synonyms: Conscientiousness, Unconscientiousness
Derivative terms: Conscientious

3. Noun. A feeling of shame when you do something immoral. "He has no conscience about his cruelty"
Generic synonyms: Shame
Derivative terms: Conscientious

Definition of Conscience

1. n. Knowledge of one's own thoughts or actions; consciousness.

Definition of Conscience

1. Noun. The moral sense of right and wrong, chiefly as it affects one's own behaviour; inwit. ¹

2. Noun. (context: chiefly fiction) A personification of the moral sense of right and wrong, usually in the form of a person, a being or merely a voice that gives moral lessons and advices. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Consciousness; thinking; awareness, especially self-awareness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conscience

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Medical Definition of Conscience

1. The cognitive and affective processes which constitute an internalised moral governor over an individual's moral conduct. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Conscience

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1. The Imitation of Christ: Four Books by Thomas (1877)
"Of the joy of a good conscience. THE testimony of a good conscience is the ... A good conscience is able to bear exceeding much, and is exceeding joyful in ..."

2. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1851)
"And the proper reason of this is, because the conscience obliges and ties us by ... The conscience is therefore against the act, because the commandment is ..."

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