Definitions

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  • adj. Having a strong sense of guilt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. mentally anguished due to feelings of guilt{3}.

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

  • adj. feeling or revealing a sense of guilt

Etymologies

guilt +‎ -ridden (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Transforming into a werewolf is a painful, guilt-ridden ritual.

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  • A big bellied, overweight, guilt-ridden, drug dependent but still quite loveable Italian-American named Frank Ferrante is taken on as a project by three young men who manage a Café Gratitude restaurant in San Francisco.

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  • Mooney surprises with unexpected plot twists and grabs the reader with empathy for his understandably guilt-ridden (but supremely capable) protagonist.

    Writing

  • I ran into the room expecting to find him staring at me with the pained, guilt-ridden expression he wears when his enthusiasm or passion has taken him in the "wrong direction."

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  • “Whoa,” Mimo said, a flattered, guilt-ridden knot of emotion now.

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  • So, for most people in the developed world, religion is an affirmation of their lives, not a guilt-ridden, fear-of-damnation-driven set of sacrifices.

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  • I find it highly improbable, almost impossible, that poor minions who were duped into planting explosive fire extinguishers which ended up in mass murder of their fellow citizens would remain silent all these years for fear of their own, guilt-ridden lives.

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  • I hurt for myself, for the first loss I had experienced, but I also hurt for my mother because she seemed so tortured, so guilt-ridden.

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  • The housekeeper shifted uncomfortably, guilt-ridden dismay written all over her.

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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame had an onscreen neck-breaking murder of a young mother, the attempted drowning of her baby, and an entire subplot involving the villain's desire to screw and/or murder the heroine because of his guilt-ridden lustings for her that felt like a cross between Schindler's List and Sweeney Todd (great movie and great song though ... why don't they make kids toys that sing "Hellfire"?).

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