prick of conscience

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prick of conscience

:a feeling of guilt
  • He felt a prick of conscience.

Word by Word Definitions

conscience play
  1. : the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good

  2. : a faculty, power, or principle enjoining good acts

  3. : the part of the superego in psychoanalysis that transmits commands and admonitions to the ego


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