Conscience-stricken



[kon-shuh ns-strik-uh n] /ˈkɒn ʃənsˌstrɪk ən/

adjective
1.
greatly troubled or disturbed by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully.
adjective
1.
feeling anxious or guilty Also conscience-smitten

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  • Conscient

    adj. c.1600, “conscious,” from Latin conscientem, present participle of conscire “to be conscious” (see conscience). Also with meaning “a conscious being” (c.1770).

  • Conscientiously

    [kon-shee-en-shuh s, kon-see-] /ˌkɒn ʃiˈɛn ʃəs, ˌkɒn si-/ adjective 1. governed by ; controlled by or done according to one’s inner sense of what is right; principled: She’s a conscientious judge, who does not let personal prejudices influence her decisions. 2. careful and painstaking; particular; meticulous; scrupulous: conscientious application to the work at hand. /ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəs/ […]



  • Conscientious

    [kon-shee-en-shuh s, kon-see-] /ˌkɒn ʃiˈɛn ʃəs, ˌkɒn si-/ adjective 1. governed by ; controlled by or done according to one’s inner sense of what is right; principled: She’s a conscientious judge, who does not let personal prejudices influence her decisions. 2. careful and painstaking; particular; meticulous; scrupulous: conscientious application to the work at hand. /ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəs/ […]

  • Conscientious-objection

    noun 1. refusal on moral or religious grounds to bear arms in a military conflict or to serve in the armed forces.



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