He felt some compunction about luring me from law school in 1978, he wrote, and the earthly paradise of a plump job.
In Super, there are a few delicately written sex scenes the prodigious author feels no compunction about writing.
When I get them alone, I have no compunction about blowing them to bits.
This is a man who has traveled to Iran and China with no compunction.
Today, however, ambitious politicians feel no compunction at launching initial campaigns as strangers and newcomers.
In ancient Egypt it was a sin to kill a cat; in England cats are slain in myriads without a tremor of compunction.
And a vague feeling of compunction mingled with her sense of deliverance.
Well, just try to remember how many instances of compunction you have seen.
He beheld her strike her breast with the compunction of a Christian woman.
Callous as the wretch was, Percival's emotion and his proposal struck Varney with a sentiment like compunction.
mid-14c., from Old French compunction (12c., Modern French componction), from Late Latin compunctionem (nominative compunctio) "remorse; a pricking" (of conscience), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin compungere "to severely prick, sting," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + pungere "to prick" (see pungent). Used in figurative sense by early Church writers. Originally a much more intense feeling, similar to "remorse," or "contrition."