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compunction-noun
1. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
2. any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/compunction

Though her parents assured her that she did the right thing, she couldn't suppress the feeling of compunction that she felt after telling on her little brother.
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