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Definition 1: conformity to one's own sense of right conduct - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where conscience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a person of unflagging conscience

(conscience is a kind of ...) concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

(... is a kind of conscience ) the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience

(... is a kind of conscience ) the quality of being willing to ignore the dictates of conscience

Definition 2: a feeling of shame when you do something immoral - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where conscience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has no conscience about his cruelty

(conscience is a kind of ...) a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

Definition 3: motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions - [noun denoting motive]

Synonyms for conscience in the sense of this definition

(conscience is a kind of ...) motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

(... is a kind of conscience ) (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience

(... is a kind of conscience ) an inner voice that judges your behavior

(... is a kind of conscience ) a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility

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