Definition of 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: justly chargeable with or responsible for a usually grave breach of conduct or a crime
: justly liable to or deserving of a penalty
: suggesting or involving guilt
: concerned, worried
: exhibiting emotional or behavioral problems
: characterized by or indicative of trouble
: the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good
: a faculty, power, or principle enjoining good acts
: the part of the superego in psychoanalysis that transmits commands and admonitions to the ego
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