Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun conscience

3 senses of conscience

Sense 1
conscience, scruples, moral sense, sense of right and wrong -- (motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions)
       => ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality -- (motivation based on ideas of right and wrong)

Sense 2
conscience -- (conformity to one's own sense of right conduct; "a person of unflagging conscience")
       => morality -- (concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct)

Sense 3
conscience -- (a feeling of shame when you do something immoral; "he has no conscience about his cruelty")
       => shame -- (a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt)

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