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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This is the source of a splendid and delicate purity of heart, a respect for others and for self, of an indescribably keen sense of right and wrong, a wide charity, together with a justice so stern that it might well be called inexorable, and lastly, a perfect hatred of lies and of all the vices comprised by falsehood.
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.