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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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"I should have felt bad, indeed," he said, "to think that any other eagle had a hand in this."
Back in town they all thought he was dead and his girl felt bad for a little while and then got over it and took up with another beau.
Former Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Shamil Atahanov, who served during Almazbek Atambayev's tenure as president, felt bad during the interrogation of the Interior Ministry, the law enforcement bodies reported.
I honestly felt bad but I wanted to know why she was spamming him with all this stuff.
I honestly felt bad, but I wanted to know why she was spamming him with all this stuff.
Macaulay Culkin, who played the role of Kevin McCallister in the classic comedy film 'Home Alone' poked fun on thieves on Christmas eve, saying that he felt bad he has become the reason why robbers do not have the confidence to rob during Christmas.
"I felt bad or terrible after some games but then you get over it in the next couple of days - but that one I just couldn't shrug off.
In a recent Sun Life event held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Piolo said he felt bad that Daniel could not make it in the movie.
Police spokesman said that residents of Chak 202-RB Gatti felt bad smell from a house and informed the police.
I too felt bad, but then you've played enough to understand that your job is done, you've tried your best, and then you can't control anything after that.
Nicklaus said during a news conference on Tuesday ahead of his Memorial Tournament that he felt bad for the former world number one.
Brendan Rodgers benched Steven Gerrard on the 16th anniversary of his Liverpool debut – but felt bad when he learned it was a special occasion for the Reds skipper.
I told him I felt bad for his friend but not only does he need to drive safely, but the damage was too much to ignore.
Speaking before the stage five at Tour de France, Hincapie neither confirmed or denied that he had given evidence against Armstrong, his long-time friend, but he said he felt bad for him.