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Meaning of compunction

com•punc•tion

Pronunciation: (kum-pungk'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
  2. any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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