Guilt and regret

compunction
(n)
cǝm-PUNK-shǝn
Meaning

remorse; a sense of guilt over past misdeeds

1st Sample Sentence

Until his dying breath, the goonda expressed no compunction for the many murders he had committed.

Root

com (intensive prefix)#pungere (to prick, pierce) (Latin)

Synonyms

compunction, remorse

Mnemonics

come + puncture. (punch). You will say "come and punch me" only if you are in deep regret of having done something wrong. kampan meaning shivers. when uve done smthing wrong, u shiver with guilt

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