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I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone - even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
Sophia Bush

Meaning of "guilt complex" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GUILT COMPLEX

guilt complex  [ɡɪlt ˈkɒmplɛks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GUILT COMPLEX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Guilt complex is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GUILT COMPLEX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of guilt complex in the English dictionary

The definition of guilt complex in the dictionary is a feeling of guilt which a person has that you consider to be exaggerated, unreasonable, or unnecessary.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GUILT COMPLEX


Cineplex
ˈsɪnɪˌplɛks
complex
ˈkɒmplɛks
contraplex
ˈkɒntrəˌplɛks
duplex
ˈdjuːplɛks
fourplex
ˈfɔːplɛks
funplex
ˈfʌnˌplɛks
googolplex
ˈɡuːɡɒlˌplɛks
megaplex
ˈmɛɡəˌplɛks
multiplex
ˈmʌltɪˌplɛks
noncomplex
ˌnɒnˈkɒmplɛks
octuplex
ˈɒktjʊˌplɛks
overcomplex
ˌəʊvəˈkɒmplɛks
perplex
pəˈplɛks
quadplex
ˈkwɒdplɛks
quadruplex
ˈkwɒdrʊˌplɛks
simplex
ˈsɪmplɛks
suplex
ˈsuːplɛks
Supplex
ˈsʌplɛks
triplex
ˈtrɪplɛks
unperplex
ˌʌnpəˈplɛks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GUILT COMPLEX

guiler
Guilin
Guillaume de Lorris
Guillem
guillemet
guillemot
guilloche
guillotine
guillotiner
guilt
guiltier
guiltiest
guiltily
guiltiness
guiltless
guiltlessly
guiltlessness
guilty
guilty conscience
guilty party

WORDS THAT END LIKE GUILT COMPLEX

AIDS-related complex
apartment complex
B complex
cinema complex
Electra complex
Golgi complex
herpes simplex
hypercomplex
immune complex
immunocomplex
inferiority complex
leisure complex
major histocompatibility complex
military-industrial complex
Oedipus complex
persecution complex
plex
shopping complex
studio complex
superiority complex
vitamin B complex

Synonyms and antonyms of guilt complex in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «guilt complex» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GUILT COMPLEX

Find out the translation of guilt complex to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of guilt complex from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «guilt complex» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

负罪情结
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

complejo de culpa
570 millions of speakers

English

guilt complex
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपराध जटिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عقدة الذنب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

комплекс вины
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

complexo de culpa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরাধ দমন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

complexe de culpabilité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kompleks bersalah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schuldkomplex
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

罪悪感コンプレックス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죄책감 복잡
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komplek panerake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tội lỗi phức tạp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றச்செயல் சிக்கலானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दोषी कॉम्प्लेक्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

suçluluk kompleksi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

complesso di colpa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kompleks winy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

комплекс провини
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

complex de vinovăție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύμπλεγμα ενοχής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skuldkompleks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skuldkomplex
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skyldkompleks
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of guilt complex

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GUILT COMPLEX»

The term «guilt complex» is normally little used and occupies the 132.898 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GUILT COMPLEX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about guilt complex

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2 QUOTES WITH «GUILT COMPLEX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word guilt complex.
1
Sophia Bush
I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone - even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
2
Gian Carlo Menotti
I should have worked harder in my life. I suffer from a guilt complex.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GUILT COMPLEX»

Discover the use of guilt complex in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to guilt complex and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Ignaz Maybaum: A Reader
Freud discovered the guilt complex, guilt as a sickness of the mind. The guilt complex is different from real guilt, from authentic guilt for which man is responsible before society and God. Besides the guilt complex and authentic guilt a third guilt ...
Ignaz Maybaum, Nicholas Robert Michael De Lange, 2001
2
King Midas Has a Guilt Complex
An illustrated collection of jokes, riddles, puns, and gags.
Roy Doty, 1979
3
Encyclopedia of Security Management
A person of this type is sometimes referred to as a guilt complex reactor. The guilt complex reactor is extremely rare. The basic emotionality of the subject being interrogated must be taken into consideration in determining his or her potential for ...
John Fay, 2007
4
Charisma: The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away ...
This misogynistic effort at destruction is a very complicated one, for, in the first place, it locates women as sexual objects who, by virtue of their biological constitution, are less able to generate the faith/guilt complex. Their childbearing function ...
Philip Rieff, 2008
5
Hitchcock as Philosopher
And he grows up with a guilt complex over a sin that was only a child's bad dream.” Peck's guilt complex is ultimately revealed to be caused by his repressed memory of having accidentally (or so we are led to assume) killed his brother.
Robert J. Yanal, 2005
6
Why Am I Afraid to Love?
The guilt complex The second basic emotional affliction, to which all of us are to some extent heirs, is called the guilt complex. The first thing that must be said about this guilt complex is that it is unrelated to actual guilt. In fact, its origin is ...
John Powell, 1999
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Is Your Balloon about to Pop?: Owner's Manual for the ...
D. The guilt complex The guilt complex, which lies behind every mental conflict, is the gift of civilization. Guilt arises over an action that is forbidden by society, or over an undone action that ought to be done. Some symptoms of the guilt ...
Bob Kamath MD, 2007
8
Role of Yoga and Meditation
On an emotional level the person with guilt complex lives in constant fear of failure or mistakes, and ends up by developing sense of duty. Such a person becomes a perfectionist, who neither involves himself in relaxation nor pleasure, but ...
Pushpa Goyal (Yoga expert.), Diksha Chadha, 2008
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The Lexicon of Adlerian Psychology
GUILT FEELINGS/GUILT COMPLEX Guilt feelings are experienced and expressed AS IF they were serious judgments imposed upon oneself of moral failure or short-coming. Their meaning can be understood in their consequences, which are ...
Robert L. Powers, Jane Griffith, 2007
10
Genesis through Revelation
There is a psychological term that is used: a guilt complex. We all have a guilt complex. A Christian psychologist, who was on the faculty of the University of Southern California, said to me, “We all have a guilt complex. It is as much a part of us ...
Vernon McGee, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GUILT COMPLEX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term guilt complex is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Srebrenica's ghosts still haunt the Dutch 20 years on
The Dutch decision was partly driven by a guilt complex born from an often passive attitude to Nazi occupation during World War II, these ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
2
London Bombings - your 7/7 stories
I have not been contacted since and felt for a while I was suffering from survivor guilt complex. I don't talk about the events of 7/7 as I feel that so ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
BJP Slams Cong for Raking Up Gujarat Riots, Seeks Apology
Middle class Hindus seem to suffer from a guilt complex that they have not done enough to retrieve their honour. Their vegetarianism would ... «Outlook, Jul 15»
4
Could These Ironborn Characters Replace Jon Snow in Game of …
Essentially, Victarion wants to rule over the Iron Islands, and is constantly suffering a guilt complex for honor-killing his own wife (like that ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
5
Film review: Blue Spring Ride - family issues cloud teen romance
It soon transpires that Ko, now a condescending loner, has lost his divorced mother to cancer and developed a peculiar guilt complex. Despite ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
6
Five reasons why the BJP loves the Emergency
Guilt complex: Advani's interview to the Express succinctly explained how the BJP's found place in history during the Emergency. “The Partition ... «Scroll.in, Jun 15»
7
The pure bliss of summertime TV
This hybrid superiority/guilt complex surrounding television is only heightened during the summer. This is the season of wide-open days and ... «The Week Magazine, Jun 15»
8
Inclusive AIIB promises progress for all
Perhaps the West has a touch of a guilt complex, with the AIIB as the trigger of the political psychosis. After all, everyone knows that the IMF did ... «Chinadaily USA, Jun 15»
9
Railey: What the hater reminded me about my father
... why don't you simply commit suicide and leave your estate to the NAACP – that would take care of your guilt complex and rabble-rousing.”. «Winston-Salem Journal, Jun 15»
10
Sorry, we were wrong. Feel free to walk past a wash basin
Did the writer have a guilt complex of Shakespearean proportions? I pictured a lady in a Hollywood maid costume, complete with organdie ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Guilt complex [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/guilt-complex>. Nov 2022 ».
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