feelings of guilt

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  • feelings of guilt — feelings caused by a sense or knowledge that one has done something wrong …   English contemporary dictionary

  • guilt-ridden — adj. mentally anguished due to feelings of guilt[3]. Syn: guilt sick. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guilt — Guilty redirects here. For other uses, see Guilty (disambiguation). Guilt is the state of being responsible for the commission of an offense.[1] It is also a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes… …   Wikipedia

  • Guilt society — A guilt society is one in which the primary method of social control is the inculcation of feelings of guilt for behaviors that the society defines as undesirable. It involves an implicit judgment on the being (rather than just the behavior) of… …   Wikipedia

  • guilt — noun 1 feeling ADJECTIVE ▪ intense, overwhelming, terrible, tremendous ▪ lingering ▪ sexual ▪ Catholic …   Collocations dictionary

  • guilt — guilt1 [gılt] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: gylt] 1.) a strong feeling of shame and sadness because you know that you have done something wrong ▪ He used to buy them expensive presents, out of guilt. guilt about/at/over ▪ Don t you have any… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guilt — noun (U) 1 a strong feeling of shame and sad ness because you have done something that you know is wrong (+ about/at): Don t you have any feelings of guilt about leaving David? | sense of guilt: He felt an enormous sense of guilt when he thought… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • guilt — [[t]gɪ̱lt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Guilt is an unhappy feeling that you have because you have done something wrong or think that you have done something wrong. Her emotions had ranged from anger to guilt in the space of a few seconds... Some cancer… …   English dictionary

  • guilt — /gɪlt / (say gilt) noun 1. the fact or state of having committed an offence or crime; grave culpability, as for some conscious violation of moral or penal law. 2. a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some crime, wrong, etc., either real or… …  

  • guilt-trip — transitive verb Date: 1977 to cause feelings of guilt in < guilt tripped them into helping > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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