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conscience

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkɒn.ʃəns/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
C2 the part of you that judges how moral your own actions are and makes you feel guilty about bad things that you have done or things you feel responsible for: a guilty conscience a question/matter of conscience You didn't do anything wrong - you should have a clear conscience (= not feel guilty). My conscience would really trouble me if I wore a fur coat. He's got no conscience at all (= does not feel guilty) about leaving me to do the housework.Morality and rules of behaviour
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