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conscience-stricken

[kon-shuh ns-strik-uh n] /ˈkɒn ʃənsˌstrɪk ən/
adjective
1.
greatly troubled or disturbed by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • The candidate, well on his way to oblivion, is saved by a conscience-stricken media consultant.
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conscience-stricken

adjective
1.
feeling anxious or guilty Also conscience-smitten
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