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guilt-ridden

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj guilt-ridden feeling or revealing a sense of guilt "so guilt-ridden he could not face his father"
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Quotations

  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or both. Usually both.”

Usage

In literature:

In part, he, had been the product of a guilt-ridden white stereotype which found this myth comforting.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
He waited and observed the guilt-ridden countenance and the gauche retreat from the offensive.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
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In news:

I'm still angry about the last bout, and he's still guilt-ridden.
A guilt-ridden thief returned a stolen bike hours after taking it, leaving behind a note of apology and money for the owner to buy a new lock.
Teens say fair-trade goods more costly, less guilt-ridden .
I've been guilt-ridden ever since it was reported that a few American journalists were caught trying to bring some trophies from the Iraq war into this country.
Happe says shopping addicts are caught in a cycle of anxiety, excitement-filled highs and guilt-ridden lows.
Guilt- ridden NM prankster returns toilet paper stolen from campus dorm.
Somehow those instances of spoiling feel more acceptable and less guilt-ridden.
Guilt-ridden NM prankster returns toilet paper stolen from campus dorm.
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