toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

compunction
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
guilt for a misdeed; or a feeling that it would be wrong to do something
  • If they fire, Watson, have no compunction about shooting them down.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (82% in)
  • I do not know whether he was seized with compunction at that moment for the part he was playing, but I know that I never felt more heartily ashamed of myself in my life than when I saw the beautiful creature against whom I was conspiring, or the grace and kindliness with which she waited upon the injured man.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (77% in)
  • I struck him down with no more compunction than if he had been some foul and venomous beast.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (97% in)

There are no more uses of "compunction" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®