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conscientia, from conscire
'to be conscious (of being guilty)'
, from com- (
) + scire
uncountable and countable
the part of your mind that tells you whether what you are doing is morally right or wrong
a guilty feeling, because you have done something wrong
It was his guilty conscience that made him offer to help.
Well, at least I can face them all with a
when you know that you have done nothing wrong
a film with a
a moral sense of how society should be
prisoner of conscience
someone who is in prison because of their political or religious beliefs
I can't tell you what to do - it's a
matter of conscience
something that you must make a moral judgment about
crisis of conscience
among medical staff
a situation in which it is very difficult to decide what is the right thing to do
The dog's sad look
made her feel guilty
and she took him home.
Do not confuse with
(=the condition of being awake and aware of thoughts and feelings).
a guilty feeling that you have about something bad you have done
twinge/pang of conscience
Ian felt a pang of conscience at having misjudged her.
have no conscience (about something)
not feel guilty about something
They've no conscience at all about cheating.
on your conscience
if you have something on your conscience, it makes you feel guilty
He didn't want somebody's death on his conscience.
Could you live with that on your conscience?
not in (all/good) conscience
if you cannot in all conscience do something, you cannot do it because you think it is wrong
I couldn't in all conscience tell him that his job was safe.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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