- in all reason and fairness.
- certainly; assuredly.
Origin of conscience
Examples from the Web for conscienceless
Contemporary Examples of conscienceless
Historical Examples of conscienceless
He had none of the direct, passionate, conscienceless resolution of Laertes.The Man Shakespeare
The wound she had received from Philip had left her conscienceless towards Pete.The Manxman
The village life abounds with jokers, Shiftless, conscienceless and shrewd.Prairie Folks
I will help him throw off the shackles with which conscienceless capitalism has fettered him.The Mask
If you want to and if I want you to, it shows that you are cruel and I conscienceless.The Dull Miss Archinard
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
- the sense of right and wrong that governs a person's thoughts and actions
- regulation of one's actions in conformity to this sense
- a supposed universal faculty of moral insight
- with regard to truth and justice
Word Origin for conscience
early 13c., from Old French conscience "conscience, innermost thoughts, desires, intentions; feelings" (12c.), from Latin conscientia "knowledge within oneself, sense of right, a moral sense," from conscientem (nominative consciens), present participle of conscire "be (mutually) aware," from com- "with," or "thoroughly" (see com-) + scire "to know" (see science).
Probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidesis, literally "with-knowledge." Sometimes nativized in Old English/Middle English as inwit. Russian also uses a loan-translation, so-vest, "conscience," literally "with-knowledge."
see have a clear conscience; in conscience.