sense of right and wrong

Definitions of sense of right and wrong
  1. noun
    motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
    synonyms: conscience, moral sense, scruples
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    types:
    superego
    (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
    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
    type of:
    ethical motive, ethics, morality, morals
    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
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