compunction compunction  /kəm ˈpəŋk ʃən/


  • (n) a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)



  1. Tony has absolutely no compunction about murdering for profit, which quickly endears him to a Batista Cuban refugee who is the chief of the Bolivia-to-Florida cocaine traffic.
  2. Torture, presented with gusto and almost no moral compunction, is an increasingly popular way of gathering intelligence on 24.
  3. You have demonstrated how the deified hero of conservatism had no compunction about stooping to race baiting for political gain.


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  1. Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are seeking a nuclear device, Obama said, "a weapon of mass destruction that they have no compunction at using."
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "It is perfectly clear from the photographs the jury has been through that the paparazzi who were present at the scene of the crash had no compunction about taking photographs of the victims both inside the car and being carried outside the...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Michael Mansfield Source: International Herald Tribune

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