crisis of conscience


crisis of conscience
crisis of conscience
A state of acute unease over a difficult moral decision
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Main Entry:conscience

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crisis of conscience UK US noun [singular]
a time when someone is worrying because they think that they have done something unfair or morally wrong
Thesaurus: feelings of worry and nervousnesssynonym

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