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COMPUNCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compunction mean? 

COMPUNCTION (noun)
  The noun COMPUNCTION has 1 sense:

1. a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

  Familiarity information: COMPUNCTION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPUNCTION (noun)


Sense 1compunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

compunction; remorse; self-reproach

Hypernyms ("compunction" is a kind of...):

regret; rue; ruefulness; sorrow (sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compunction"):

guilt; guilt feelings; guilt trip; guilty conscience (remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence)

penance; penitence; repentance (remorse for your past conduct)


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