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[kəmpˈʌŋkʃən], [kəmpˈʌŋkʃən], [k_ə_m_p_ˈʌ_ŋ_k_ʃ_ə_n]

Synonyms for Compunction:

cause (noun)

action, basis, cause, compulsion, determinant, drive, effectuation, elicitation, enforcement, evocation, execution, factor, force, generation, grounds, inspiration, mainspring, motivator, motive, origination, provocation, root, source, stimulus.

Other synonyms and related words:

Ruth, Scrupulosity, agony, anguish, anxiety, apprehension, apprehensiveness, atonement, attrition, bad conscience, bashfulness, beef, better self, bitterness, boggle, boggling, boycott, certain, challenge, compassion, complaint, concern, conscience, conscientiousness, contriteness, contrition, decency, demonstration, demur, demurral, demurrer, denial, diffidence, disagreement, disapproval, disclaimer, discomfort, disinclination, dissent, doubt, doubts, embarrassment, exception, expostulation, falter, faltering, fear, funny feeling, good, goodness, grief, grievance, grievance committee, gripe, grouse, grumble, guilt, guilty conscience, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitation, howl, humiliation, indignation meeting, integrity, kick, march, misgiving, misgivings, modesty, mortification, nausea, nonviolent protest, objection, opposition, pang, pangs, pangs of conscience, pause, penance, penitence, penitency, penitently, picketing, pity, pricking of heart, propriety, protest, protest demonstration, protestation, punctiliousness, purity, qualm, qualm of conscience, qualmishness, qualms, queasiness, rally, recoil, regret, regretfulness, reluctance, remonstrance, remonstration, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, reservation, reserve, respectability, right, rue, ruefulness, sadness, scruple, scruples, scrupulousness, second thought, second thoughts, self-condemnation, self-reproach, self-reproof, shame, shrinking, shyness, sinking feeling, sit-in, solicitude, sorrow, sorrowfulness, squawk, squeamishness, stab of conscience, stickling, strike, suspicion, sympathy, teach-in, throes, touch of conscience, twinge, twinge of conscience, twitch of conscience, uncertainty, uneasiness, uneasiness of mind, unwillingness, virtue, voice of conscience, woe, worry.

Rhymes for Compunction:

  1. junction, function;
  2. dysfunction, malfunction, injunction, conjunction;

Quotes for Compunction:

  1. The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life. George Eliot.
  2. Men who have been raised violently have every reason to believe it is appropriate for them to control others through violence; they feel no compunction over being violent to women, children, and one another. Frank Pittman.