Meaning of “compunction” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “compunction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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compunctionnoun [ U ]

us /kəmˈpʌŋk·ʃən/

a feeling of guilt or anxiety about something you have done or might do:

I would have no compunction about quitting.

(Definition of “compunction” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)