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compunction

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  • nounregret, sorrow
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Synonyms for compunction

noun regret, sorrow
  • attrition
  • conscience
  • contrition
  • misgiving
  • penitence
  • pity
  • punctiliousness
  • qualm
  • reluctance
  • remorse
  • repentance
  • rue
  • ruth
  • shame
  • sympathy
  • penitency
  • second thoughts
  • stab of conscience

Antonyms for compunction

  • disdain
  • happiness
  • indifference
  • mercilessness
  • defiance
  • meanness
  • no remorse
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to compunction

compassion

noun. tender feeling

conscience

noun. moral sense

contriteness

noun. contrition

contrition

noun. regret

penance

noun. reparation for wrong

penitence

noun. shame, sorrow
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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