Guilt

Definition of Guilt

Pronunciation: gĭlt
n.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.
3.A feeling of regret or remorse for having committed some improper act; a recognition of one's own responsibility for doing something wrong.

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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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