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English definition of “guilt”

guilt

noun [U] (FEELING)    /ɡɪlt/
B2 a feeling of worry or unhappiness that you have because you have done something wrong, such as causing harm to another person: He suffered such feelings of guilt over leaving his children. She remembered with a pang of guilt that she hadn't called her mother.Sadness and regret
(Definition of guilt noun (FEELING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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