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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compunction mean? 

  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 


Sense 1compunction [BACK TO TOP]


A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


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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