how to pronounce compunction


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compunction is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of compunction in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… question there is no compunction on the …”

meanings of compunction


  1. A pricking of conscience or a feeling of regret, especially one which is slight or fleeting.

compunction frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word compunction occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics compunction can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that compunction can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with compunction


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