feel guilty

feel guilty

To feel ashamed and remorseful about something. Thanks for being so nice about everything, but I still feel guilty about interrupting your date. I know Jen pretty well, and I think she feels guilty about upsetting you.
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feel guilty (about something)

to feel that one is to blame for something; to feel intense regret for something that one has done. I feel guilty for forgetting about your birthday. You shouldn't feel guilty about the accident. It's not your fault.
See also: feel, guilty
References in classic literature ?
I would feel guilty if there were anything I was ashamed to tell you.
"Oh, Rita," she repeated with unexpected acidity, which somehow made me feel guilty of an incredible breach of good manners.
I don't feel guilty. It's he who is tormenting himself with his infinite scrupulosity."
"It was bad enough before, when we thought he'd done it, but I'm hanged if it isn't worse now, when we all feel guilty for having been so down on the fellow.
The 49-year-old told Woman's Way: "I feel guilty when I didn't work because I couldn't afford different bits and bobs that I would have liked, like luxuries.
"I feel guilty that I have not realised the full extent of his illness."
"Then I feel guilty that I'm not 'enjoying every second' like everyone tells you to because it passes by so quickly, and it does, my eldest is 11 and I feel like I just blinked and that happened."
Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno could not help but feel guilty about the killling of the three police officers by suspected New People's Army rebels in Lupi town, Camarines Sur on Thursday.
I feel guilty when I'm too busy cleaning to play with my girls.
I feel guilty, too, as the chemo might save my life and yet all I can think about is how I don't want to lose my hair.
Coleen says PLEASE don't feel guilty about that - it's just a visible reminder of the treatment but yet another thing you have to deal with on top of everything else.
HALF of workers feel guilty about calling in sick and staying at home even when they have a genuine illness, a new study shows.
WORKERS FEEL GUILTY OVER TIME OFF SICK HALF of workers feel guilty about calling in sick and staying at home, even when they have a genuine illness, a new study shows.
happy, I still about Despite the fact they are more independent, more mature and emotionally stable and happy, I still feel guilty about absolutely everything.
"I will always feel guilty I didn't pay more attention and didn't speak up."