sense of right and wrong


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Noun1.sense of right and wrong - motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actionssense of right and wrong - motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
superego - (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality - motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
small voice, voice of conscience, wee small voice - an inner voice that judges your behavior
sense of duty, sense of shame - a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
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MORAL MINDS: HOW Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and wrong
Legal systems should grow out of and reflect a generally accepted sense of right and wrong.
Even more important, he is similar to Ronald Reagan in his willingness to speak unapologetically of right and wrong, and to appeal to the American people's sense of right and wrong to sustain his policies.