sense of right and wrong

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Synonyms for sense of right and wrong

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

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have a warped sense of right and wrong," Staples says.
Some people, by closing their minds to the influences that will develop their sense of right and wrong, have consciences that 'have been seared as with a hot iron' (1 Timothy 4:2).
For in spite of a willingness to play fast and loose with the law or to get their hands dirty walking around in some pretty messy moral ambiguities, these wisecracking investigators seek to hold fast to some inner sense of right and wrong, some personal code of ethics.