agonies of guilt/remorse/regret

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agonies of guilt/remorse/regret

: feelings of guilt, remorse, or regret
  • He suffered no agonies of guilt/remorse/regret over his decision.

Word by Word Definitions

agony play agonies
  1. : intense pain of mind or body : anguish, torture

  2. : the struggle that precedes death

  3. : a violent struggle or contest

guilt play
  1. : the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially violating law and involving a penalty

  2. : the state of one who has committed an offense especially consciously

  3. : feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy : self-reproach

remorse play
  1. : a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs : self-reproach

  2. : compassion

regret play
  1. : to mourn the loss or death of

  2. : to miss very much

  3. : to be very sorry for

  1. : sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one's control or power to repair

  2. : an expression of distressing emotion (such as sorrow)

  3. : a note politely declining an invitation


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