conscience-stricken


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

conscience-stricken

adj
feeling anxious or guilty. Also: conscience-smitten

con′science-strick`en



adj.
greatly troubled by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully.
[1810–20]
Translations

conscience-stricken

[ˈkɒnʃənsˌstrɪkən] ADJlleno de remordimientos

conscience-stricken

[ˈkɒnʃnsˌstrɪkn] adj to be conscience-strickenavere dei rimorsi (di coscienza)
References in classic literature ?
The judgment of God is on me," answered the conscience-stricken priest.
She is conscience-stricken because she is only indulging in the luxury of being adored 'by far the cleverest man she has ever met,' and is as heart-whole as I am
Even the fierce freebooters who go raiding on other people's land, and Jove gives them their spoil--even they, when they have filled their ships and got home again live conscience-stricken, and look fearfully for judgement; but some god seems to have told these people that Ulysses is dead and gone; they will not, therefore, go back to their own homes and make their offers of marriage in the usual way, but waste his estate by force, without fear or stint.
This emotion, too, I could not understand; this abandonment of herself, this conscience-stricken humility.
Eye of Dod," murmured conscience-stricken Pokey, spreading two chubby little hands before the round face, which they were not half big enough to hide.
She made a conscience-stricken movement towards him thinking: "Oh
Anna had heard nothing of this act, And she felt conscience-stricken at having been able so readily to forget what was to him of such importance.
Now, Dolly had from her childhood associated with this gentleman the idea of something grim and ghostly, and being at the moment conscience-stricken besides, the sight of him threw her into such a flurry that she could neither acknowledge his presence nor run away, so she gave a great start, and then with downcast eyes stood still and trembled.
Conscience-stricken Kaamark, who cost pounds 600,000 from Gothenburg, confessed: "I cannot really enjoy such a role.
Brad Pitt is wooden and unconvincing as the conscience-stricken killer and the whole film is leaden, shambolic and about as tense as a rice pudding.
Conscience-stricken Warner Brothers gave pounds 1million and kids all over the world handed over their pocket money.
All the acting is exceptional but perhaps best of all is Al Pacino's steely resistance as Vito's conscience-stricken son.