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guilty conscience

This page is about the collocation guilty conscience

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a feeling of shame or remorse after doing something wrong or bad

For example

  • Everyone could see that he had a guilty conscience.

  • His guilty conscience made it hard for him to look his victims in the eye.

Quick Quiz

I had a guilty conscience after the accident because

a. I knew I'd caused it

b. I was badly injured

c. it wasn't my fault

Contributor: Matt Errey