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feel bad

Also, feel bad about. Experience regret, sadness, embarrassment, or a similar unpleasant emotion. For example, I feel bad about not attending the funeral, or The teacher's scolding made Bobby feel bad. [ First half of 1800s ]
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  • He began to feel bad as he met the doctor's cold look; and he followed him mechanically into the adjoining room.

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • He said aloud, 'Never mind, Uncle, if it makes you feel bad.'

  • However, he was such a strange boy, she soon reflected, that perhaps going empty did not make him feel bad!

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson
  • "I know you feel bad, boy; but 'tain't no use to cry," said Kit.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • You mus'n' feel bad ef things don't go yo' way f'om de ve'y fust.

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