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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.
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References in classic literature ?
He recovered himself at the very moment when the voice of Countess Lidia Ivanovna was saying "he's asleep." Stepan Arkadyevitch started with dismay, feeling guilty and caught.
He threw a swift, nervous glance about him, all at once feeling guilty. No one was in the room.
"Which makes it worse, in a way, feeling guilty of nothing and yet sneaking around back-roads with all the feeling of doing something wrong.
Shut the book and come away," cried Tom, enjoying this broadside immensely, but feeling guilty, as well he might.
Far from feeling guilty, I rejoiced and exulted in our dangers.
Let's be honest though, that's not the only thing she should be confessing to Honey, or feeling guilty about.
Sean Coughlan - who has represented Willenhall South since 1995 - has not attended meetings since February - due to mental health problems he has been suffering, which left his wife feeling guilty for not spotting the problem sooner.
EASTENDERS BBC1, 8pm PHIL is feeling guilty for telling the family about Sharon's pregnancy, so he insists they keep it to themselves.
The actor, who has two daughters - Esmeralda, three, and 16-month-old Amada - with partner actor Ryan Gosling, 36, says she knows she will never fully be able to stop feeling guilty.
I CAN relate to the man whose wife has dementia and who wrote about feeling guilty about forming a platonic friendship with another woman (Dear Coleen, March 21).
Feeling guilty about missing a work commitment could, for instance, motivate you to apply for a gym membership because people want to find other ways to improve themselves, said Allard.
For those who simply can't eat a chocolate of two without feeling guilty, perhaps turning to healthy snacks is the way forward.
A THIRD of office workers do not take all their holiday leave, with some employees actually feeling guilty about asking for time off, new research has shown.
The 36-year-old comedian revealed in the blog on his official website entitled 'Big Brother Isn't Watching You' that he was feeling guilty for not being in the affected boroughs.
One of the most obvious symptoms of low self-esteem is the tendency of feeling guilty for no specific reason.