Definitions for guiltgɪlt

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  1. guilt, guiltiness(noun)

    the state of having committed an offense

  2. guilt, guilty conscience, guilt feelings, guilt trip(noun)

    remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense

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  1. Guilt(n.)

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

  2. Origin: [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.]

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  1. Guilt(verb)

    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

  2. Guilt(verb)

    exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture

  3. Origin: [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.]

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  1. Guilt

    Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes—accurately or not—that he or she has compromised his or her own standards of conduct or has violated a moral standard, and bears significant responsibility for that violation. It is closely related to the concept of remorse.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Guilt

    Subjective feeling of having committed an error, offense or sin; unpleasant feeling of self-criticism. These result from acts, impulses, or thoughts contrary to one's personal conscience.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'guilt' in Nouns Frequency: #2024


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