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synonyms for compunctious

  • apologetic
  • contrite
  • penitent
  • regretful
  • repentant
  • sorry
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How to use compunctious in a sentence

Occasionally, I tried to take the long-hoarded sting out of these compunctious smarts by attending divine service in the open air.
OUR OLD HOME, VOL. 2NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
But, amidst my present 'compunctious visitings,' I thought of atoning for my former rebellions by one heroic act of submission.
DISCIPLINEMARY BRUNTON
She must have gone indoors, they concluded, and Esther began to feel very compunctious for having left her alone so long.
THE CARROLL GIRLSMABEL QUILLER-COUCH
First, he pointed one ear and turned his head with sly, compunctious timidity, as if ashamed to enjoy his own triumph.
THE GOLD BRICKANN S. STEPHENS
When my lady was gone, Bessie grieved and vexed herself with compunctious thoughts.
THE VICISSITUDES OF BESSIE FAIRFAXHARRIET PARR
At length a compunctious visiting shoots across the mind of the truant composer.
GREAT ITALIAN AND FRENCH COMPOSERSGEORGE T. FERRIS
Catharine, inured to treachery and hardened in vice, was apparently a stranger to all compunctious visitings.
HENRY IV, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
But forget not that nature has her "compunctious visitings," and will rise up in insurrection against you.
LIFE: ITS TRUE GENESISR. W. WRIGHT
A sort of compunctious silence fell upon the others at this announcement.
IN THE WHIRL OF THE RISINGBERTRAM MITFORD
She was very white, and she knew—for with her nerves thus sharpened she saw everything—that he was both uneasy and compunctious.
THE FORSYTE SAGA, COMPLETEJOHN GALSWORTHY
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPUNCTIOUS

  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • conciliatory
  • contrite
  • expiatory
  • explanatory
  • on one's knees
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • propitiatory
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • rueful
  • self-effacing
  • self-incriminating
  • sorry
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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