Associations to the word «Conscience»


CONSCIENCE, noun. The moral sense of right and wrong, chiefly as it affects one's own behaviour.
CONSCIENCE, noun. (chiefly fiction) 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.
CONSCIENCE, noun. (obsolete) Consciousness; thinking; awareness, especially self-awareness.
CONSCIENCE MONEY, noun. (idiomatic) Money which is voluntarily paid by a party who feels guilt, and seeks to provide compensation, for some past misdeed or negligence.
CONSCIENCE VOTE, noun. (politics) A type of vote in a legislative body where legislators are allowed to vote according to their own personal conscience rather than according to an official line set down by their political party.
CONSCIENCE VOTES, noun. Plural of conscience vote

Dictionary definition

CONSCIENCE, noun. Motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions.
CONSCIENCE, noun. Conformity to one's own sense of right conduct; "a person of unflagging conscience".
CONSCIENCE, noun. A feeling of shame when you do something immoral; "he has no conscience about his cruelty".

Wise words

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.