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Definitions of conscience

  1. a feeling of shame when you do something immoral; "he has no conscience about his cruelty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Knowledge of one's own thoughts or actions; consciousness. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The faculty, power, or inward principle which decides as to the character of one's own actions, purposes, and affections, warning against and condemning that which is wrong, and approving and prompting to that which is right; the moral faculty passing judgment on one's self; the moral sense. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The estimate or determination of conscience; conviction or right or duty. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Tenderness of feeling; pity. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. One's in most private thoughts; the moral sense or consciousness within oneself which determines right and wrong. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The knowledge of our own acts and feelings as right or wrong: sense of duty: the faculty or principle by which we distinguish right from wrong. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The faculty which distinguishes between right and wrong; moral sense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The sense of right and wrong; private thoughts; consciousness. Conscience clause, a clause in an Act to relieve those who have religious seruples from certain requirements in it. Conscience money, money paid into the treasury as compensation for a tax unduly withheld. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Self-knowledge or judgment of right and wrong; the power or faculty by which we judge of the rectitude or wickedness of our own actions; justice; real sentiment; truth; candour; scruple. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for conscience

  1. You've got a conscience too, eh? – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  2. You had a bad conscience – Washington Square by Henry James