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Definition of compunction noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

compunction

 noun
noun
NAmE//kəmˈpʌŋkʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable] compunction (about doing something) (formal)
 
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a guilty feeling about doing something She felt no compunction about quitting her job. He had lied to her without compunction. She has no compunctions about rejecting the plan.
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