consciencenoun [ C or U ]uk /ˈkɒn.ʃəns/ us /ˈkɑːn.ʃəns/
a guilty conscience
- A sense of guilt was deeply embedded in my conscience.
- Let your conscience be your guide.
- The charity used photos of starving children in an attempt to jolt the public conscience .
- Dan's mentioning Julia pricked my conscience and I gave her a call.
- He salves his conscience by giving money to charity.
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