conscience-stricken

[ kon-shuhns-strik-uhn ]
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adjective
  1. greatly troubled or disturbed by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully.

Origin of conscience-stricken

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First recorded in 1810–20

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British Dictionary definitions for conscience-stricken

conscience-stricken

adjective
  1. feeling anxious or guilty: Also: conscience-smitten

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