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Daily Word (28 November 2014)


| ˈkɒnʃ(ə)ns |


  • noun
    • a person’s moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one’s behavior


Middle English (also “inner thoughts or knowledge”), via Old French from Latin conscientia, from conscient- (“being privy to”), from the verb conscire (con “with” + scire “know”).

Compare with conscious (20 November 2014).

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: hati nuranisuara hati
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • سوارا هاتي (suara hati)
    • هاتي نوراني (hati nurani)
  • Cebuano: tanlag
  • Deutsch: das Gewissen
  • Español: la conciencia
  • Filipino: budhi
  • Français: la conscience
  • 한국어: 양심 (yangsim)
  • Italiano: la coscienza
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: មនសិការរ (monsekear)
  • Latino: conscientiam, conscientia
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: အသိတရား, အသိစိတ်
  • 日本語: 良心 (りょうしん), 善心 (ぜんしん)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ຈິດໃຈ (chidchai), ມະໂນທໍາ (maon thoa)
  • ภาษาไทย: มโนธรรม (mnoṭhrrm)
  • தமிழ்: மனசாட்சி (maṉacāṭci)
  • Tiếng Việt: lương tâm
  • 中文: 良心 (liángxīn)


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