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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]
See also: bad, feel
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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They went off and I got aboard the raft, feeling bad and low, because I knowed very well I had done wrong, and I see it warn't no use for me to try to learn to do right; a body that don't get STARTED right when he's little ain't got no show -- when the pinch comes there ain't nothing to back him up and keep him to his work, and so he gets beat.
The ambulance was called after he started feeling bad during the questioning in the room.
KASUR -- A man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan for feeling bad after being undergone DNA examination and other tests in Zainab murder case at Peruwala Road locality on Monday.
I'm feeling bad about myself and really hurt that he seems to have lost interest in me.
Embrace the cloudiness of your darker moods as according to a recent study, feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse.
So, feeling bad, I called the police and reported the accident.
But suddenly I started feeling bad because it struck me that the job, which my brother did so efficiently for the longest time, will now be done by someone else."
Next to the shadow sunlight fell, by the river, and I was feeling bad
"If somebody is feeling bad then I feel bad for them and just want to go and help them."
I always feel euphoric in these dreams and am always left feeling bad when something goes wrong with my teeth.
I don't want to be really ill, so I think I'd better stop feeling bad.
You're feeling bad not because of the gridlock or the phone ringing off the hook, but because you've forgotten the most important thing in your life.
If that happens, the user may lose the ability to experience pleasure without cocaine--and may also need more and more of the drug just to keep from feeling bad.
She described one type of episode as "things feeling bad and everything out of focus in a jerky way." During the second type, she experienced spells of her entire body and head spinning.
Unfortunately, the concept hasn't been completely effective as countless enthusiasts, burdened perhaps by troubled consciences, are asking therapists why they're still feeling bad about themselves.