- in all reason and fairness.
- certainly; assuredly.
Origin of conscience
Related Words for in consciencepassionately, sincerely, earnestly, vigorously, actively, naturally, truthfully, candidly, deeply, truly, profoundly, genuinely, really, wholeheartedly, gravely, down, intently, resolutely, sedately, soberly
- 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."
Also, in all good conscience. In all truth or fairness, as in I can't in conscience say that the meeting went well, or In all good conscience we can't support their stand on disarmament. [Late 1500s]
see have a clear conscience; in conscience.