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conscience

con·science

conscience

 
 
pronunciation:
kan shns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the human faculty that enables one to decide between right and wrong conduct, esp. in regard to one's own actions.
His conscience plagued him after he deceived his friend.Since I did nothing wrong, my conscience is clear.
definition 2: moral integrity.
As a man of conscience, he could not carry out orders that he believed immoral.Their decision had nothing to do with conscience, but rather with an attempt to save face.
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derivation: conscienceless (adj.)
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  behavior, moral