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1. conscience

noun. ['ˈkɑːnʃəns'] motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions.

Synonyms

  • ethical motive
  • morality
  • wee small voice
  • small voice
  • sense of right and wrong
  • sense of shame
  • moral sense
  • ethics
  • morals
  • voice of conscience
  • sense of duty
  • superego

Antonyms

  • impure
  • pure
  • immoral
  • evilness

Etymology

  • conscience (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • conscientia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Conscience

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How to spell conscience? Is it consciencia? Or concience? Common misspellings are:

  • consciencia
  • concience

Example sentences of the word conscience


1. Noun, singular or mass
I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe.

Quotes containing the word conscience


1. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

2. The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.
- Frederick Lewis Donaldson

3. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

2. conscience-smitten

adjective. affected by conscience.

Antonyms

  • righteous

3. conscience

noun. ['ˈkɑːnʃəns'] conformity to one's own sense of right conduct.

Synonyms

  • morality
  • unconscientiousness

Antonyms

  • immorality
  • conscientiousness
  • moral

Etymology

  • conscience (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • conscientia (Latin)

4. conscience

noun. ['ˈkɑːnʃəns'] a feeling of shame when you do something immoral.

Antonyms

  • evil

Etymology

  • conscience (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • conscientia (Latin)
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