From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfeel badfeel bada)GUILTY/FEEL GUILTYto feel ashamed or sorry about somethingfeel bad about (doing) somethingI felt bad about not being able to come last night.feel bad forI feel bad for Ann – she studied so hard for that test and she still didn’t pass.b)to feel ill →bad
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feel bad• We had a long talk about it afterwards and I know she felt bad.• Being with the nuns only made it feel worse.• I felt bad about David, whose roots are in labor.• Continually feeling bad about how your body looks limits your self-esteem, which eventually undercuts your immune power.• I felt bad about not being able to come last night.• I feel bad about not going to Debbie's party, but I've just got too much to do.• I feel bad about what I said. Things haven't been easy for either of us.• It's very ... I felt bad afterwards.• That makes me feel bad because I don't want to go anywhere else.• Do I feel bad, exploited, put down?• Whenever I go to London I feel bad for Georgie.• Turning the mirror over, I feel worse than before.• I should have told Helen I was sorry. I feel really bad that I didn't.