Definitions for guiltgɪlt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the fact or state of having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, esp. against moral or penal law; culpability:
to admit one's guilt in a robbery.
a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined.
conduct involving the commission of such crimes, wrongs, etc.:
to live a life of guilt.
Origin of guilt:
bef. 1000; ME gilt, OE gylt offense
the state of having committed an offense
guilt, guilty conscience, guilt feelings, guilt trip(noun)
remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a feeling of being sorry and ashamed
the guilt she felt for accusing him of lying
the prosecutors who tried to prove his guilt
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
exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture
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 Medicine
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'guilt' in Nouns Frequency: #2024
Translations for guilt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sense of shame
a feeling of guilt.
- إحساس بالذَّنْبArabic
- culpaPortuguese (BR)
- die SchuldGerman
- skyld; skyldfølelseDanish
- culpa, culpabilidadSpanish
- अपराध बोधHindi
- osjećaj krivnjeCroatian
- rasa bersalahIndonesian
- colpa, colpevolezzaItalian
- rasa bersalahMalay
- ګناه، جرم، جنايتPashto
- suçluluk (duygusu)Turkish
- 內疚Chinese (Trad.)
- احساس جرمUrdu
- tội lỗiVietnamese
- 内疚Chinese (Simp.)
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