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Survivor guilt   /sərvˈaɪvər gɪlt/   Listen
Survivor guilt

noun
1.
A deep feeling of guilt often experienced by those who have survived some catastrophe that took the lives of many others; derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of being unworthy relative to those who died.






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