guilt complex


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guilt complex

A very strong and persistent feeling of guilt regarding something or some event. John developed a guilt complex after forcing his brother to move out.
See also: guilt
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Then again, British policy towards Zimbabwe has long been confused, perhaps clouded by some kind of post-colonial guilt complex.
Malkin's calculus, however, is different: She hopes that if Americans can be persuaded to get over the Japanese internment guilt complex, the profiling of Arab Americans and Muslims will become more acceptable.
Teachers appear to have developed a guilt complex over Empire, like an iffy relative you want to airbrush out of the family.
He mentions the Holocaust and the guilt complex that it generated among Western Christians and the effective Zionist propaganda which mobilized pro-Zionist Christian sentiment both in the US and Europe.
This ad tries to give householders a guilt complex.
The veterinary advice is 100-per-cent clear, and we must get away from the guilt complex we've developed purely through perception.
A guilt complex is evident, a la Clinton apologizing in Africa for the excesses of the Cold War.
Williams and Cornuke also reflect a kind of paranoia, perhaps prompted by a guilt complex at their lawbreaking.
Denzel Washington gives a bravura performance, beginning as a loser with a guilt complex, yet quickly involving us in his difficult assignment by showing us he is a caring father.
Ostensibly, he comes home to assuage a simmering guilt complex regarding his father, whose eightieth-birthday celebration and resulting family gathering Totonhim missed.
European statements and policies have often been justified because Europe, and specifically Germany, wishes to overcome its historical guilt complex when it comes to Israel.
The government is very confused on this and probably is feeling of a bit of a guilt complex.
Webster, who won his 23rd Scotland cap back in March against the Czech Republic exactly four years after his 22nd, doesn't suffer from a guilt complex, though.
For me as a then young German, writing this novel was a cathartic process which cast the immensity of a German's guilt complex into a palpable shape.
If it had been any other player they would not have bothered, but they have a guilt complex about him.