Definitions

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  • adj. Affected with compunction; remorseful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affected with compunction; conscience-stricken.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Feeling compunction; conscience-stricken.

Etymologies

Latin compunctus, past participle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And then this cruel king commanded that he should be chased away, but the knights that came for to chase him were so converted by his words that, they were compunct, and promised to be his disciples.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

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  • "As for feelings of guilt, well, she's about as compunct as a cowbird who lays her eggs in anothers' nest."

    September 10, 2012