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Dictionary entry overview: What does guilty conscience mean?
• GUILTY CONSCIENCE (noun)
The noun GUILTY CONSCIENCE has 1 sense:
1. remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence
Familiarity information: GUILTY CONSCIENCE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence
Nouns denoting feelings and emotions
Hypernyms ("guilty conscience" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guilty conscience"):
survivor guilt (a deep feeling of guilt often experienced by those who have survived some catastrophe that took the lives of many others; derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of being unworthy relative to those who died)
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