Definition of prick someone's conscience
- The photographs of the flood victims pricked my conscience and I knew I had to do something to help.
: some person : somebody
: 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
: a faculty, power, or principle enjoining good acts
: the part of the superego in psychoanalysis that transmits commands and admonitions to the ego
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