guilt

  • 1 Guilt — «Guilt» …

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  • 2 guilt — n [Old English gylt delinquency]: the fact of having committed an offense esp. against the law not enough evidence to establish guilt compare innocence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 3 guilt — [ gılt ] noun uncount ** 1. ) a feeling of being ashamed and sorry because you have done something wrong: Instead of satisfaction she felt only guilt. twinge/pang of guilt: She felt a sudden twinge of guilt. guilt about/at/for/over: I often felt… …

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  • 4 Guilt — (g[i^]lt), n. [OE. gilt, gult, AS. gylt, crime; probably originally signifying, the fine or mulct paid for an offence, and afterward the offense itself, and akin to AS. gieldan to pay, E. yield. See {Yield}, v. t.] 1. The criminality and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 guilt — guilt; guilt·i·ly; guilt·i·ness; guilt·less; guilt·less·ly; guilt·less·ness; …

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  • 6 guilt´i|ly — guilt|y «GIHL tee», adjective, guilt|i|er, guilt|i|est. 1. having done wrong; deserving to be blamed and punished: »The jury pronounced the prisoner guilty of murder. SYNONYM(S): culpabl …

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  • 7 guilt|y — «GIHL tee», adjective, guilt|i|er, guilt|i|est. 1. having done wrong; deserving to be blamed and punished: »The jury pronounced the prisoner guilty of murder. SYNONYM(S): culpabl …

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  • 8 guilt — gilt n feelings of culpability esp. for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy: morbid self reproach often manifest in marked preoccupation with the moral correctness of one s behavior <aggressive responses originating in inner guilt… …

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  • 9 guilt — [gilt] n. [ME gilt < OE gylt, a sin, offense] 1. the state of having done a wrong or committed an offense; culpability, legal or ethical 2. a painful feeling of self reproach resulting from a belief that one has done something wrong or immoral …

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  • 10 guilt — *blame, culpability, fault Analogous words: sin, crime, *offense: responsibility, answerability, liability (see corresponding adjectives at RESPONSIBLE) Antonyms: innocence: guiltlessness …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 guilt — [n] blame; bad conscience over responsibility answerability, blameworthiness, contrition, crime, criminality, culpability, delinquency, dereliction, disgrace, dishonor, error, failing, fault, indiscretion, infamy, iniquity, lapse, liability,… …

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  • 12 guilt — ► NOUN 1) the fact of having committed an offence or crime. 2) a feeling of having done something wrong or failed in an obligation. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 13 Guilt — Guilty redirects here. For other uses, see Guilty (disambiguation). Guilt is the state of being responsible for the commission of an offense.[1] It is also a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes… …

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  • 14 guilt — noun 1 feeling ADJECTIVE ▪ intense, overwhelming, terrible, tremendous ▪ lingering ▪ sexual ▪ Catholic …

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  • 15 guilt — guilt1 [gılt] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: gylt] 1.) a strong feeling of shame and sadness because you know that you have done something wrong ▪ He used to buy them expensive presents, out of guilt. guilt about/at/over ▪ Don t you have any… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 guilt — noun (U) 1 a strong feeling of shame and sad ness because you have done something that you know is wrong (+ about/at): Don t you have any feelings of guilt about leaving David? | sense of guilt: He felt an enormous sense of guilt when he thought… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 guilt */*/ — UK [ɡɪlt] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a feeling of being ashamed and sorry because you have done something wrong Instead of satisfaction she felt only guilt. guilt about/at/for/over: I often felt swamped by guilt at having left my children.… …

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  • 18 guilt — n. 1) to establish smb. s guilt 2) to bear guilt for 3) to admit; expiate one s guilt 4) (misc.) guilt by association * * * [gɪlt] expiate one s guilt (misc.) guilt by association to admit to bear guilt for to establish smb. sguilt …

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  • 19 guilt — {{11}}guilt (n.) O.E. gylt crime, sin, fault, fine, of unknown origin, though some suspect a connection to O.E. gieldan to pay for, debt, but OED editors find this inadmissible phonologically. The mistaken use for sense of guilt is first recorded …

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  • 20 guilt — [[t]gɪ̱lt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Guilt is an unhappy feeling that you have because you have done something wrong or think that you have done something wrong. Her emotions had ranged from anger to guilt in the space of a few seconds... Some cancer… …

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