conscience-stricken

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conscience-stricken

[kon-shuhns-strik-uhn]
adjective
greatly troubled or disturbed by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully.

Origin:
1810–20

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conscience-stricken
 
adj
Also: conscience-smitten feeling anxious or guilty

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The candidate, well on his way to oblivion, is saved by a conscience-stricken media consultant.
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