Definition of Guilt trip
1. Noun. Remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense.
Generic synonyms: Compunction, Remorse, Self-reproach
Specialized synonyms: Survivor Guilt
Derivative terms: Guilty
Definition of Guilt trip
1. Noun. (idiomatic) A feeling of shame or embarrassment, especially if self-indulgent, unwarranted, exaggerated or felt over a significant period of time. ¹
2. Noun. (idiomatic) Remarks intended to produce such a feeling. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Guilt trip
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1. Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing by Larry Chang (2006)
"Audre Lorde, 1934-1992 ~ "The Uses of Anger," 1981, in Sister Outsider, 1984 People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are ..."
2. Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups by Harvey Daniels (2002)
"To prove that this isn'ta guilt trip in disguise, I'll tell a bit about my own odd and spotty reading habits. I recognize in my own teaching life the same ..."
3. The Great Limbaugh Con: And Other Right-Wing Assaults on Common Sense by Charles M. Kelly (1994)
"... let Limbaugh hang a guilt trip on you if you try to protect the interests of working-class Americans. Limbaugh and his wealthy conservative friends are ..."
4. The Practices and Procedures of the Investigating Services of the Deparment edited by Strom Thurmond (1998)
"... while at the same time attempting to place him on a guilt trip by telling him that he was going to cost the CO, CDR Boulden and him their careers, ..."
5. Class War in America: How Economic and Political Conservatives are by Charles M. Kelly (2000)
"So far, their efforts to put a guilt trip on the American public has worked. It shouldn't. Don't sweat the fairness issue. ..."
6. A Departure from the Script: A Novel by Rochelle Hollander Schwab (2002)
"My guilt trip was interrupted by the ringing of the phone. I grabbed for it so quickly that I knocked the telephone base off the nightstand. ..."
7. Disciplined for Life: Steps to Spiritual Strength by John Loftness, C. J. Mahaney (1992)
"My initial reaction was to disagree and dismiss this as an unwarranted guilt trip. But with a sense of grief I recognized that God had spoken. ..."