Thesaurus / compunction
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Ron and Russell, raised in Los Angeles, tell us that their parents loved bringing them to the movies, and had no compunction about walking in right in the middle.
THE SPARKS BROTHERS, A SUNDANCE DELIGHT, TELLS THE GRAND STORY OF THIS ENDURINGLY ENIGMATIC ART-POP DUOSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKFEBRUARY 3, 2021TIME
You feel no compunction in removing them from the face of the Earth.
HUMANS HAVE GOTTEN NICER AND BETTER AT MAKING WAR - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGSTEVE PAULSONJANUARY 6, 2021NAUTILUS
Why should he have compunction—why think about it, when the hour of repayment was so near at hand?
And, after one swift glance at the first letter, Aristide had no compunction in reading.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
And, therewith, a great tenderness and compunction in this man's heart, and a steady determination to put things right.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Yet this conclusion of the intellect did not prevent the pain of pity and compunction, nor an inconsequent sense of guilt.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
I felt in those moments that for every hair of her head I could have killed a man and felt no compunction afterwards.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
I felt no compunction in doing so, for under the circumstances I felt that I should protect myself in every way I could.
When it suited his strategy he made his enemy's fortune with as little compunction as he would have ruined him.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
WORDS RELATED TO COMPUNCTION
- bad conscience
- ill repute
- loss of face
- skeleton in the cupboard
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