conscience-stricken

[kon-shuh ns-strik-uh n]

adjective

greatly troubled or disturbed by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully.

Nearby words

  1. consanguinity,
  2. consarned,
  3. conscience,
  4. conscience clause,
  5. conscience money,
  6. conscient,
  7. conscientious,
  8. conscientious objection,
  9. conscientious objector,
  10. conscionable

Origin of conscience-stricken

First recorded in 1810–20

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British Dictionary definitions for conscience-stricken

conscience-stricken

adjective

feeling anxious or guiltyAlso: conscience-smitten
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