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Synonyms for guilt
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guilt

    Sin is any lack of holiness, any defect of moral purity and truth, whether in heart or life, whether of commission or omission. "All unrighteousness is sin," 1 John v, 17. Transgression, as its etymology indicates, is the stepping over a specific enactment, whether of God or man, ordinarily by overt act, but in the broadest sense, in volition or desire. Sin may be either act or state; transgression is always an act, mental or physical. Crime is often used for a flagrant violation of right, but in the technical sense denotes specific violation of human law. Guilt is desert of and exposure to punishment because of sin. Depravity denotes not any action, but a perverted moral condition from which any act of sin may proceed. Sin in the generic sense, as denoting a state of heart, is synonymous with depravity; in the specific sense, as in the expression a sin, the term may be synonymous with transgression, crime, offense, misdeed, etc., or may denote some moral activity that could not be characterized by terms so positive. Immorality denotes outward violation of the moral law. Sin is thus the broadest word, and immorality next in scope; all crimes, properly so called, and all immoralities, are sins; but there may be sin, as ingratitude, which is neither crime, transgression, nor immorality; and there may be immorality which is not crime, as falsehood. Compare CRIMINAL.

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    Synonyms:
    crime, criminality, delinquency, depravity, evil, fault, ill-doing, immorality, iniquity, misdeed, offense, sin, transgression, ungodliness, unrighteousness, vice, viciousness, wickedness, wrong, wrong-doing

    Antonyms:
    blamelessness, excellence, godliness, goodness, holiness, innocence, integrity, morality, purity, rectitude, right, righteousness, sinlessness, uprightness, virtue

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guilt

    Synonyms:
    criminality, sin, offence, culpability

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guilt, guiltinessnoun

    the state of having committed an offense

    Synonyms:
    guilt trip, guilty conscience, guilt feelings, guiltiness

    Antonyms:
    innocence

  2. guilt, guilty conscience, guilt feelings, guilt tripnoun

    remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense

    Synonyms:
    guilt trip, guilty conscience, guilt feelings, guiltiness

    Antonyms:
    innocence

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Editors Contribution

  1. entschuldigen

    a new approach to what was hastily handled, more inline to the actuality.

    an attitudinal difference from her reaction after considering the nuisances

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 30, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. guiltnoun

    Synonyms:
    criminality, guiltiness, culpability

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. guiltnoun

    Synonyms:
    criminality, guiltiness, complicity, culpability, crime, wrong, offense, transgression, sin

    Antonyms:
    innocence, inculpability

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "guilt":

    culpability, guilty, blame, remorse, fault, culpa, conviction, culprit

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How to use guilt in a sentence?

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Life is a children's book of the infantilism of childhood traumas, with three-dimensional pictures. The scenery of the script is all ready in advance. 2. Modernity lives without love. Cynicism, sociopathy of commercialism, where inflation leads to mental impotence of indifference in solitude, where infantilism is the basis of idealism. The brain becomes a call center of indifference. 3. Books are like a ticket to a movie, you don't know if it's a great movie or not, the title and annotation are like a movie trailer. If the book contains schematic specifics, then the film was a success. If not, then this is a subjective banality, a fog of ignorance and ignorance and advertising of your name. 4. Patriotic science leads to paranoid impasse, pareidolic theories and apophenia of hypotheses and anamorphosis of opinions. Apathetic depression of pseudoscientific problems, from what is impossible to prove. Clownery and hypocrisy of self-doubt, politicized science plunges into skepticism. 5. Philosophy and art are the taste of life, this is the cooking of symbolic subjectivism in search of pain from spiritual synesthesia of insight into logical concreteness. Mental destruction for the sake of creating more perfect thinking. Where the mental gourmets of the cognitive hyperrealism of clarity, aesthetic awareness gather. 6. Biology of the body as a code of greed of instincts, an algorithm of vices and marketing of fear. In the coffin, eternity is dreaming, the evolutionary maturation of consciousness where the teacher is only conscience, and guilt makes it possible to feel alive and insignificant, it awakens humanity. The truth is visible only to the ghostly spectator, but not to the actor of hypocrisy obsessed with self-deception. In life, only emptiness. You are not alive at all, you are dreaming about the eternity of reincarnation and the wheel of samsara. 7. The binary code of human behavior is based on the reciprocity algorithm: justice, guilt, conscience. 8. Sinners wake up in hell. 9. Manipulating a person with the help of his own self-interest is an artistic choreography of a voodoo puppet. The art of gesture movements of hypocritical egoism. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Farid Ahmed:

    His heart has realized what is right and he has admitted his guilt, that would save him from more emotional and mental trauma, and the rest of country's time and efforts.

  3. Natalie Foster:

    I've watched the tech [ community ] become very interested in Universal Basic Income for the past several years. I think it stems from one part guilt and one part optimism, these are folks who believe in the moonshot, believe in the big ideas, and that nothing is too big.

  4. Oskar Groening:

    I share morally in the guilt but whether I am guilty under criminal law, you will have to decide.

  5. Henry Miller:

    Sin, guilt, neurosis --they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

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