1. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of conscience for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
2. any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action; qualm.
[1350–1400; Middle English
Late Latin compūnctiō remorse
prick; compare point
adaptation/adjustment, Bipolar Disorder, church/bible, Coping Skills, difficult issues, difficult people, family matters, Heart Disease, Heart Valve Replacement, Life as we know it, Love, medical issues, Nonsense
piquant (ˈpiːkənt; -kɑːnt)
1. having an agreeably pungent or tart taste
2. lively or stimulating to the mind
[C16: from French (literally: prickling), from piquer to prick, goad; ]
ˈpiquancy, ˈpiquantness n
bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation
[C16: from Latin diatriba learned debate, from Greek diatribē discourse, pastime, from to diatribein while away, from dia- + to tribein rub]
feeling of annoyance or mortification
embarrass and annoy; mortify
[C17: from French of chagrin, chagriner, unknown origin]
, ˈchagrined ˈchagrinned adj
( humorous ) Slightly risqué or indecent; bizarre, interesting, or unusual.
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