guilt trip

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guilt trip

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

guilt′ trip`

Informal. a feeling of guilt or responsibility, esp. one not justified by reality.


v.t. -tripped, -trip•ping.
Informal. to attempt to instill a guilt trip in; play upon the guilt feelings of.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guilt trip - remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
compunction, remorse, self-reproach - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
survivor guilt - a deep feeling of guilt often experienced by those who have survived some catastrophe that took the lives of many others; derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of being unworthy relative to those who died; "survivor guilt was first noted in those who survived the Holocaust"
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com)-- Most of us like to travel, but nobody likes being taken on a guilt trip.
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