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Meaning of GUILT

Pronunciation:  gilt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  remorse cause by feeling responsible for some offence
  2. [n]  the state of having committed an offense
 

GUILT is a 5 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: guilt feelings, guilt trip, guiltiness, guilty conscience
 
 Antonyms: innocence
 
 See Also: blameworthiness, bloodguilt, complicity, compunction, condition, criminalism, criminality, criminalness, culpability, culpableness, guilt by association, impeachability, indictability, remorse, self-reproach, status

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 consequent exposure to punishment
   resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from
   morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a
   moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense
   against right.

         Satan had not answer, but stood struck With guilt of
         his own sin.                          --Milton.

2. Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture.

         A ship incurs guilt by the violation of a blockade.
                                               --Kent.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you feel guilty about something, relates to how you are handling your successes and failures or competence and incompetence. You may feel undeserving of your achievements or on the other hand, you may feel that you have let other down. Alternatively, it is also symbolic of repressed and negative feelings that you may have about yourself.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blame, blameworthiness, contriteness, contrition, crime, criminality, culpability, fault, feloniousness, guiltiness, misconduct, offense, onus, regret, remorse, repentance, responsibility, self-condemnation, self-reproach, shame, sin, sinfulness, sorrow, wrongdoing
 

 

 

 

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