An example of conscience is the personal ethics that keep you from cheating on an exam.
- In all fairness; by any reasonable standard.
- Causing one to feel guilty or uneasy.
- In fairness; on any reasonable ground.
- Causing one to feel guilty.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of conscience
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French conscience, from Latin conscientia (“knowledge within oneself”), from consciens, present participle of conscire (“to know, to be conscious (of wrong)”), from com- (“together”) + scire (“to know”).