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What is another word for compunction?

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A pricking of conscience or a feeling of regret, especially one which is slight or fleeting
“And they lost all compunction about tarring the opposition with outright lies and character assassination.”
A reluctance or hesitancy in doing something
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“But I can, without compunction, recommend the film purely on its own merits.”
A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior
A person's moral sense of right and wrong that guides their behavior
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The feeling of compassion or sympathy caused by the sufferings and misfortunes of others
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A (typically self-imposed) punishment or reparation for a sinful act or wrongdoing
The action of objecting to something
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