Definition of 'conscience'


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1. obsolete Consciousness; thinking; awareness, especially self-awareness.

2. A personification of the moral sense of right and wrong, usually in the form of a person, a being or merely a voice that gives moral lessons and advices.

3. The moral sense of right and wrong, chiefly as it affects one's own behaviour; inwit.

4. A source of moral or ethical judgment or pro cement.

5. An awareness of morality in regard to one's behavior; a sense of right and wrong that urges one to act morally.

6. The part of the superego in psychoanalysis that judges the ethical nature of one's actions and thoughts and then transmits such determinations to the ego for consideration.

7. A source of moral or ethical judgment or procement.

8. Obsolete Consciousness or awareness of something.

9. Conformity to one's own sense of right conduct.

10. The faculty, power, or inward principle which decides as to the character of one's own actions, purposes, and affections, warning against and condemning that which is wrong, and approving and prompting to that which is right; the moral faculty passing judgment on one's self; the moral sense.

11. a clause in a general law exempting persons whose religious scruples forbid compliance therewith, -- as from taking judicial oaths, rendering military service, etc.

12. [Eng.] a court established for the recovery of small debts, in London and other trading cities and districts.

13. in deference or obedience to conscience or reason; in reason; reasonably.

14. obsolete Knowledge of one's own thoughts or actions; consciousness.

15. obsolete Tenderness of feeling; pity.

16. stolen or wrongfully acquired money that is voluntarily restored to the rightful possessor. Such money paid into the United States treasury by unknown debtors is called the Conscience fund.

17. to act according to the dictates of conscience concerning (any matter), or to scruple to act contrary to its dictates.

18. The estimate or determination of conscience; conviction or right or duty.

19. conformity to one's own sense of right conduct

20. a feeling of shame when you do something immoral

21. Most certainly; assuredly.

22. Consciousness; knowledge.

23. Tender feeling; pity.

24. Private or inward thoughts; real sentiments.

25. Same as breastplate, A bellarmine.

26. The consciousness that the acts for which a person believes himself to be responsible do or do not conform to his ideal of right; the moral judgment of the individual applied to his own conduct, in distinction from his perception of right and wrong in the abstract, and in the conduct of others.

27. Moral sense; scrupulosity; conformity to one's own sense of right in conduct, or to that of the community.

28. (on (one's) conscience) Causing one to feel guilty or uneasy.

29. (in (all good) conscience) In all fairness; by any reasonable standard.


1. Our collective challenge is to nurture a sense of moral conscience in future generations.

2. So can we wear cut-price party dresses with a clear conscience?

3. They are low calorie and have a caramel flavour, so they taste as good as your conscience feels.

4. He added:'My conscience is clear.

5. If you try to ease your guilty conscience by telling her what happened, she will be miserable and it will almost certainly put paid to your friendship.

6. She told the court:'I acted with trust and with a clear conscience with the only intention of defending the public interest.

7. I have to go to my house with my conscience clear that I gave my all.

8. This is certainly true of beliefs in the importance of freedom of conscience.

9. He wanted to clear his conscience before he dies.

10. They are displaying an alarming lack of social conscience.

11. More like to blot out his guilty conscience.

12. The latter should follow conscience and international law to deliver help where it is needed.

13. It appears that a conscience is actually good for business.

14. Because religious freedom is a foundational freedom of conscience.

15. He can therefore slow down with a clear conscience.

16. Their lack of conscience helps them a great deal.

17. Is this the gift of a guilty conscience?

18. It might make your conscience feel better but how would it make your girlfriend feel?

19. Racing has all this on its conscience right now, and it should be weighing heavy.

20. You don't need much of a social conscience to know this is wrong.

21. It's for a lot of different things such as prisoners of conscience and human rights.

22. He has a conscience, he knows right from wrong.

23. Good for the conscience, but what are they like?

24. Life's pressures weigh less heavily on those who genuinely have no conscience or guilt, the pathologist told me.

25. "I know that Elise has a conscience that will hold her fast to duty," said Benigna, but she did not speak hopefully: she spoke deliberately, however, thinking that these words _conscience_ and _duty_ might arrest the minister's attention, and that he would perhaps, by some means, throw light upon questions which were constantly becoming more perplexing to her.

26. "accuse," and how universally it does so, abundant testimony of Christian missionaries shows; and conscience can "excuse," which is the method that guilty thoughts invariably suggest; but _conscience cannot justify_.

27. In Scripture, the word conscience is the Greek word suneidesis, which means “co-perception”—that is, “accompanying moral consciousness and awareness.”

28. The mystical or metaphorical meaning of the word conscience is to see as God perceives, to see things as they can become.

29. ‘Does God create human beings with a conscience and moral reasoning powers and then leave them alone?’

30. ‘He could touch if he wanted to, and he did want to, so badly, but his conscience knew it was wrong.’

31. ‘The common people, whose consciences are still alert, are the wheat.’

32. ‘The whole legal system would collapse if even just a few lawyers begin to let their own moral consciences influence their work.’

33. ‘Maybe these little selves are the voices on our shoulders, like our consciences or our morals.’

34. ‘Sweden is often held up as being a model of a democratic European country with a moral conscience.’

35. ‘And they got the status of individuals but they don't have moral consciences like we do.’

36. ‘I have come to realise that he was born entirely without a conscience or a sense of remorse.’

37. ‘Instead, they only serve to ease the consciences of the well-to-do while keeping the poor out of sight.’

38. ‘Complex moral issues are better left to the consciences of elected members of parliament.’

39. ‘I hope the burglar will have a conscience and return these tapes, which are of no value to anybody else.’

40. ‘Maybe that may persuade them to examine their consciences.’

41. ‘What the townspeople really suffer from are diseased consciences brought on by severe greed.’

42. ‘After all, you have to leave an escape route for people's consciences.’

43. ‘Let the people vote for the president and vice president of their choice, in accordance with their consciences.’

44. ‘There were people who had obviously suppressed their consciences for the rest of their lives after their actions.’

45. ‘Perhaps that is the only way the developed world can react - by digging into pockets and allowing consciences to be troubled.’

46. ‘Individuals will be far more free to vote their consciences without fearing economic harm.’

47. ‘I think therefore that we in the media have to examine our consciences and say we have a responsibility here beyond informing the public.’

48. ‘Our consciences and sensitivities have been deadened by too much drinking, he says.’

49. a person of unflagging conscience

Other users have misspelling conscience as:

1. consciencia 4.62%

2. concience 2.81%

3. Other 92.57%

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