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Definition of compunction:

  1. Grief, anguish, or remorse from a consciousness of guilt; the sting of conscience; repentance.

Synonyms:

decency, respectability, self-reproof, rue, remorse, modesty, penitence, shame, self-condemnation, scruple, contriteness, integrity, regret, repentance, certain, qualm, good, reservation, purity, hesitation, goodness, misgiving, propriety, contrition, self-reproach, sorrow, attrition, penitency, virtue, right, remorsefulness.

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