Pronounced: JACK-leg, adj/noun
Notes: I didn’t know this word
The word compunctious means
- arising from remorse or regret
- feeling remorse or regret
The word came into being in the very late 1500s
Background / Comments
Shakespeare created this word for the play Macbeth. It was created from noun compunction, which came into English from Anglo-French via Late Latin compunctio, which came from the Latin compungere (to prick hard; sting).