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Compunction meaning

compunction - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A pricking; stimulation.
  2. 2. A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.
  3. 3. Compunctious.
  4. 4. Remorse; reproach of conscience.

compunction - examples of usage

  1. The thing of the hour being the throwing over of the old social code, Junia wouldn’ t have been Junia if she hadn’ t done it; but, even so, the creeping- in of compunction toward Bob took her by surprise.
  2. If for no pamphlet, May I not know what other merit in you Makes his compunction willing to relieve you?
  3. For a moment she was moved beyond herself by his compunction, his passion of tenderness for the helpless thing she seemed.
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