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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Feeling remorse or regret.

Usage examples (25)
  • No compunctious visitings of conscience seem to have haunted her.
  • Michael sat, compunctious, watching him tick down a long page of entries.
  • His reflections were not altogether satisfactory, and kindled a few compunctious thoughts.
  • There are others who scorn such compunctious visitations, and set all laws of conscience at defiance. for more
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