Definition of guilt complex in English:

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guilt complex

noun

An obsession with the idea of having done wrong.
Example sentences
  • You've got amnesia, and you've got a guilt complex, and you don't know if you are coming or going from some place.
  • ‘They have a guilt complex about the Highlander - a perception of social injustice that is actually pretty far removed from contemporary crofting’.
  • Its strength has been to exploit the guilt complex of western citizens, posing as a vehicle of material improvement for poor countries and as a forum of world ‘peace’, while cynically pursuing its supremely selfish agenda.

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Syllabification: guilt com·plex

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