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compunctious

[kuh m-puhngk-shuh s] /kəmˈpʌŋk ʃəs/
adjective
1.
causing or feeling compunction; regretful.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; compunct(ion) + -ious
Related forms
compunctiously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for compunctious
adj.

c.1600, from stem of compunction + -ous. Related: Compunctiously; compunctiousness.

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