Definition of compunction:
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.
- "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
He had already begun to drop his " congenial friends" for the more brilliant society to which Bruce had introduced him, and so far from admitting that he felt any compunction, he professed to regard the whole matter merely as " an amusing lark."- "Julian Home", Dean Frederic W. Farrar.
- "Dreamers of the Ghetto", I. Zangwill.