Compunction

Definition of Compunction

Com`punc´tion
n.1.A pricking; stimulation.
That acid and piercing spirit which, with such activity and compunction, invadeth the brains and nostrils.
- Sir T. Browne.
2.A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.
He acknowledged his disloyalty to the king, with expressions of great compunction.
- Clarendon.

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