compunctious


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Synonyms for compunctious

feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds

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56-59), (22) but he does include her prayer to be made infertile as evidenced through a stoppage in menstruation: "make thick my blood, / Stop up th'access and passage to remorse / That no compunctious visitings of nature / Shake my fell purpose" (1.
Make thick my blood, Stop up th'access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between Th'effect and it
and passage to remorse; / That no compunctious visitings of Nature /
For the client, the range of responses seems to travel a spectrum with compunctious guilt and suicidal ideation on one end and an almost cavalier, adolescent-like eagerness to "keep the party going" on the other.
In fact," she says, "what Bet meant was the well of my unscattered, deepest, strongest, serenest self in contrast to the part of myself that is frantically compunctious and tries to do too much" (683).