Definition of concience
1. conscience [ n ] motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actionsUsed in print:
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
The conscience is non-existent in the 2 - year old .
During this precarious period of development the mother should continue to influence the growth of the child 's conscience .
(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
Indeed , of all that is his every man is by nature and reason and therefore by conscience obligated to regard himself as a custodian .
In_contrast_to this Stoic patristic view , Utopia implies that the nature of man is such that to rely_on individual conscience to supply the deficiencies of municipal law is to embark on the bottomless sea of human sinfulness in a sieve .
The Utopians brace conscience with legal sanctions .Synonyms conscience sense_of_right_and_wrong moral_sense scruples Related Terms ethical_motive wee_small_voice sense_of_shame superego
2. conscience [ n ] conformity to one's own sense of right conduct
Examples: : "a person of unflagging conscience"
(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
It is possible that the study of literature affects the conscience , the morality , the sensitivity to some code of `` right '' and `` wrong '' .
I do not know that this is true ; both Flugel and Ranyard_West deal with the development and nature of conscience , as do such theologians as Niebuhr and Buber .
I am not aware of great attention by any of these authors or by the psychotherapeutic profession to the role of literary_study in the development of conscience - most_of their attention is to a pre-literate period of life , or , for the theologians of_course , to the influence of religion .
Probably the most important thing to focus_on is not the development of conscience , which may well be almost beyond the reach of literature , but the contents of conscience , the code which is imparted to the developed or immature conscience available .
Probably the most important thing to focus_on is not the development of conscience , which may well be almost beyond the reach of literature , but the contents of conscience , the code which is imparted to the developed or immature conscience available .Synonyms conscience Related Terms morality unconscientiousness conscientiousness
3. conscience [ n ] a feeling of shame when you do something immoral
Examples: "he has no conscience about his cruelty"
(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
The New_England conscience became desensitized .Synonyms conscience Related Terms shame
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