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feel guilty

This page is about the collocation feel guilty

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

to feel bad about what you have or haven't done

For example

  • I'm feeling guilty because I forgot to call dad on his birthday.

  • Do you think he feels even a little bit guilty, or is he just plain heartless?

Note:
Related collocations include "feel ashamed" and "feel remorseful"

Quick Quiz

I told my boss I was too sick to work, and then felt guilty because

a. I really was sick

b. I was really sick

c. I wasn't really sick

Contributor: Matt Errey