Definition of conscience-stricken in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkänSHənsˌstrikən/


Made uneasy by a guilty conscience: she was still conscience-stricken over her outburst
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  • Now the rest of us may have been a cross-section of the conscience-struck, community-minded and well-mannered, but our decisions to remain on the ground were not made out of consultation or a group vote, but individually.
  • These are poets as moral actors voicing concerns and dilemmas; they are conscience-stricken purchasers, harassed homemakers, debonair lovers, anxious motorists and old grumps.
  • As you might expect, his words do not approach cliche, describing the pain in the conscience-stricken priest's feet, for example, as ‘his daily stigmata’.
guilt-ridden, remorseful, ashamed, shamefaced, apologetic, sorry;
chastened, contrite, guilty, regretful, rueful, repentant, penitent, abashed, sheepish, compunctious

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Syllabification: con·science-strick·en

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