compunctious

[ kuh m-puhngk-shuh s ]
/ kəmˈpʌŋk ʃəs /

adjective

causing or feeling compunction; regretful.

Origin of compunctious

First recorded in 1595–1605; compunct(ion) + -ious

OTHER WORDS FROM compunctious

com·punc·tious·ly, adverb
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