guilty/troubled conscience


: a bad feeling caused by knowing or thinking that one has done something bad or wrong : a feeling of guilt
She had a guilty/troubled conscience.

Examples of guilty/troubled conscience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Out of a guilty conscience, our mother eventually spilled the beans about her past. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 25 Aug. 2023 The only person other than Julien who’s immediately welcoming of Zoya is Obie, whose rich, guilty conscience is desperate to mingle with anyone with less money than him. Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 8 July 2021 Every day was a slog through his own guilty conscience. New York Times, 1 Sep. 2021 Overshown ably portrays one private’s guilty conscience, and Childs imbues another with palpable grief. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2022 In the final scenes, when Lucia and Mia wheedle their way into his suite for a threesome, Dom can’t hold onto his guilty conscience. Chron, 6 Nov. 2022 Although Macbeth is referring to his guilty conscience, university students Prakrit Jain and Harper Forbes really do think about the arachnids all day. Matt Pawlik, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2022 One of the Ukrainian refugees who arrived in this border town Friday was a 64-year-old named Anatoly who was carrying a bag of clothes and a guilty conscience. NBC News, 4 Mar. 2022 Stop stalking your former classmate on Facebook to soothe your guilty conscience. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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“Guilty/troubled conscience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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