morality, morals, judgement, fairness, sense of right and wrong, ethics, honour, standards, principles, scruples:
In such matters, your conscience must be your guide.
clear, easy, good
I have a clear conscience.
| bad, guilty, terrible, troubled, uneasy | civic, moral, political, social
a government with no social conscience
VERB + CONSCIENCE
He had no conscience about taking his brother's money.
| appease, ease, salve, soothe
After the feast she spent a week dieting to salve her conscience.
| prick, trouble | appeal to, arouse, rouse, stir | wrestle with
He wrestled with his conscience all night long.
CONSCIENCE + VERB
Her conscience was troubling her a little.
| dictate sth
My conscience dictates that I resign.
on your ~
I'm sure she has something on her conscience. It was on his conscience that he hadn't called her.
a crisis of conscience, freedom of conscience, in (all/good) conscience
(= honestly)We cannot in all conscience refuse to help.
| a matter of conscience
This question is a matter of individual conscience.
| a pang/prick/twinge of conscience
I had a sudden pang of conscience that I really ought to tell the truth.
| the voice of conscience
She refused to listen to the voice of conscience.
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