1. motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

Similar word(s): scruples

Definition categories: motive, ethics, morality, morals

2. conformity to one's own sense of right conduct

- a person of unflagging conscience

Definition categories: attribute, morality

3. a feeling of shame when you do something immoral

- he has no conscience about his cruelty

Definition categories: feeling, shame