moral compass

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An inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide (like the needle of a compass) for morally appropriate behavior.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'moral compass':

moral compassA person, belief system, etc. serving as a guide for morally appropriate behavior.
moral compassThe full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.
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