guilt-ridden


guilt-ridden
Having a strong sense of guilt.

he was so guilt-ridden that he could not face his father


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

  • guilt-ridden — guilt .ridden adj feeling so guilty about something that you cannot think about anything else …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guilt-ridden — adjective feeling or revealing a sense of guilt so guilt ridden he could not face his father • Similar to: ↑guilty * * * guilt ridden UK US adjective feeling extremely guilty for a long time Thesaurus: feeling ashamed or embarrassedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • guilt-ridden — ADJ GRADED If a person is guilt ridden, they feel very guilty about something. The role of home based mother and writer is much more satisfying than that of guilt ridden career woman with children …   English dictionary

  • guilt-ridden — adjective feeling so guilty about something that you cannot think about anything else …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • guilt-ridden — UK / US adjective feeling extremely guilty for a long time …   English dictionary

  • Guilt-sick — a. Made sick by consciousness of guilt. A guilt sick conscience. Beau. & Fl. Syn: guilt ridden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ridden — [ rıdn ] suffix used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning full of something, usually something unpleasant or harmful: a crime ridden society a guilt ridden expression …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ridden — past participle of RIDE(Cf. ↑rideable). ► ADJECTIVE (in combination ) ▪ full of or dominated by a particular thing: guilt ridden …   English terms dictionary

  • -ridden — a combining form meaning obsessed with, overwhelmed by (torment ridden) or full of, burdened with (debt ridden). [special use of RIDDEN] * * * ridden combining form Oppressed by the dominance or prevalence of a specified thing (eg hag ridden or… …   Useful english dictionary


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