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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A usually prolonged feeling of guilt or culpability.
  • idiom lay a guilt trip on To make or try to make (someone) feel guilty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A feeling of shame or embarrassment, especially if self-indulgent, unwarranted, exaggerated or felt over a significant period of time.
  • n. Remarks intended to produce such a feeling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense

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