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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. Justice Chris Maxwell:

    Having had regard to the whole of the evidence led at trial, and having deliberated long and hard over this matter, I find Justice Chris Maxwell in the position of having a genuine doubt as to( Pell's) guilt, my doubt is a doubt which the jury ought also to have had.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I got a little Catholic guilt, let's just leave it at that.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    The invulnerable, matchless and exclusive live a life like dazzling fish in a scintillating seascape behind glass. Everybody may admire them, nobody can touch them and there is no fear or guilt in overexposing opulence and fortune.( "Keeping up with the Joneses")

  4. Dara Liotta:

    For younger patients, the idea of getting injections is like getting your brows done — the guilt about that has changed so much.

  5. Adriana Betisor:

    He has pleaded not guilty, but his guilt is clear ... Investigations will continue in other areas.


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