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feel bad

To feel a distressing emotion, such as guilt, sorrow, or embarrassment. I feel really bad that I wasn't able to come to your birthday party. A: "I can't believe Liz has to spend another night in the hospital." B: "I know, I feel so bad for her."
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feel bad

Also, feel bad about. Experience regret, sadness, embarrassment, or a similar unpleasant emotion. For example, I feel bad about not attending the funeral, or The teacher's scolding made Bobby feel bad. [First half of 1800s]
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Barkley continued discussing the verdict and the situation that led to the trial in the first place, expressing disappointment about the effect the ordeal had on public discussion, "And like I said, the main thing I feel bad for, it gives every black and white person who is racist a platform to vent their ignorance.
Maria won't feel bad about the fact Marcus and Sean are on the rocks because she won't think it's anything to do with her.
I don't know what the percentage is but it's not the people who shout abuse at me that make me feel bad.
If we're going to speak about dancers' emotional problems, we need to discuss how the subculture causes these artists to feel bad about themselves, be perfectionists, and strive for unattainable goals.
For instance, she doesn't guilt the married women into staying in an abusive marriage, nor does she make the single woman feel bad for wanting a good man.
If the child began to feel bad or realized that he/she accidentally ate something that was forbidden, would they feel it was important to report it to an adult?
Dr Cousins said: ``Our findings suggest that while fathers are working these long hours and may feel bad about it, they do not feel bad enough to actually change things.
He didn't feel bad about killing the cat, he thought, sitting in church.
Added to the other stresses of the teen years and the challenge of rapid passage into adulthood, this problem can lead young people to feel bad about themselves and turn to self-destructive behavior, including isolation, dropping out, drug abuse, and even suicide.
If you found a onelegged frog, you'd probably feel bad for the frog.
I almost feel bad for the cop who gave me the ticket.
So when I'm leaving the house at 8am and getting back at 8pm, I feel bad.
When we feel bad about ourselves, we can denigrate other people, and that makes us feel better about ourselves," he said.
YOU deserve to feel bad, Ian - but you need to start trying to make up for your stupidity.