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Meaning of 疚

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Pinyin: jiù
English Definition: chronic disease; guilt; remorse
Chinese Definition:
①长期生病。
②忧苦,特指因自己过失而造成的心内痛苦:负疚。内疚。愧疚。歉疚。内省(xǐng)不疚。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sickness) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
内疚 nèi jiù guilty conscience; to feel a twinge of guilt
愧疚 kuì jiù to feel guilty; to feel ashamed of oneself; to be remorseful
歉疚 qiàn jiù remorseful; guilt-ridden
负疚 jiù (literary) to feel apologetic; to feel guilty
内省不疚 nèi xǐng jiù to find no fault in examining one's heart (idiom)
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Example Sentences
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Some of you carry great guilt to this day as a result of this work.
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Doctors say a lot of people could leave the hospital today if they knew how to get rid of guilt or resentment over things they've done to others and things others have done to them.
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He asked, "How can I get rid of my guilt?"
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We don't serve God out of guilt or fear or even duty, but out of joy, and deep gratitude for what he's done for us.
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The excruciating pain and harrowing guilt seared into your time holograms from that era will be shifted, but you must in micro and macro make it so.