guilt-ridden guilt-ridden

Definition(s):

  • (adj) feeling or revealing a sense of guilt

Usage(s):

  1. Amidst a happy spring of comicbooks and kite-flying, young Jon suffers a tragedy that turns him into an instant adult careworn and guilt-ridden.
  2. After the guilt-ridden defeat in Viet Nam and the shocks of Watergate, Carter has given many Americans a renewed feeling that they are standing for something good in the world.
  3. Portnoy's Complaint, a novel in the form of a psychoanalytic monologue carried on by a guilt-ridden bachelor, is too funny not to be taken seriously.

News

  1. 'The East': Not your typical terrorists

    As a scriptwriter, actress Brit Marling has so far demonstrated an unerring instinct for creating meaty, if somewhat hard-to-swallow, roles for herself. Her 2011 breakout film "Another Earth," which she wrote with director Mike Cahill, centered on a guilt-ridden young woman who's torn between two equally far-fetched options: having an affair with the husband of the woman she accidentally killed ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

  2. 'The East': Not your typical terrorists (review)

    As a scriptwriter, actress Brit Marling has so far demonstrated an unerring instinct for creating meaty, if somewhat hard-to-swallow, roles for herself. Her 2011 breakout film "Another Earth," which she wrote with director Mike Cahill, centered on a guilt-ridden young woman who's torn between two equally far-fetched options: having an affair with the husband of the woman she accidentally killed ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

Quotes

  1. "I have always supported reconciliation but not of the apologetic, shame-laden, guilt-ridden type," Mr Howard said on Southern Cross radio. "I think in the past we have become obsessed with things like apologies and there are millions of...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "Little Tree is a lovely little book, and I sometimes wonder if it is an act of romantic atonement by a guilt-ridden white supremacist, but ultimately I think it is the racial hypocrisy of a white supremacist," says author Sherman Alexie, whose...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Sherman Alexie Source: TIME

  3. "I couldn't sleep at night. I had a lot of nightmares. I was really guilt-ridden. I told myself, at the time, 'If Ruben dies, I'm going to hang the gloves up, because I just don't think that I'm emotionally fit to handle this anymore,'" said...
    on Jan 15, 2010 By: Brian Viloria Source: FanHouse

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