Definition of 'guilt'
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This suggests neither guilt nor innocence ; merely a difficulty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They're taking the high ground to assuage their feelings of guilt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This campaign may enable more people in football to feel comfortable in telling their stories and being themselves with no shame or guilt attached. The Sun (2016)It should be made clear to the jury that the most important evidence was that which bore directly on the guilt or innocence of the accused person. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fact that you are in hospital frees you from the guilt and fear that your bosses might think that you're feigning illness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You become obsessed by your past, trying to deal with feelings of guilt and forgiveness, and freedom and justice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So this youth will feel no guilt or responsibility. The Sun (2012)My sense of shame and guilt worsened. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There were no feelings of remorse or guilt from him at all. The Sun (2013)Our job is not to decide innocence or guilt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One of the primary feelings expressed was guilt. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Any trial would now be a farce as their guilt and punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Much more wrenching were the larger issues of guilt and responsibility. Berthe Morisot (1990)Memories that elicit feelings of guilt and shame and remorse are continually playing out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The same was true of his feelings of guilt and remorse. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Neither guilt nor innocence has yet been established. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is common to have feelings of guilt and shame about what happened. The Sun (2013)Guilt and anger seem to have been much more the products of his early personal and political failure than the war. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)No one feels guilt or responsibility. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He denies criminal guilt but wants to be found sane so that he is sent to prison rather than a secure hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many of us experience guilt over serious issues, too. Christianity Today (2000)But he denies criminal guilt and is due to stand trial in April. The Sun (2012)But when the 32-year-old appears in court in capital Oslo today he will deny criminal guilt. The Sun (2011)Research shows that they, too, are affected by redundancies and often experience survivor guilt. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is no sense of shame, no moral guilt, no proper consideration of its insidious impact on the wider integrity of the sport. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'guilt'
British English: guilt /ɡɪlt/ NOUN
Guilt is an unhappy feeling that you have because you have done something bad.
She felt a lot of guilt about her children's unhappiness.
- American English: guilt
- Arabic: شُعور الذَنْب
- Brazilian Portuguese: culpa
- Chinese: 犯罪
- Croatian: krivnja
- Czech: vina
- Danish: skyld
- Dutch: schuldgevoel
- European Spanish: culpa culpabilidad
- Finnish: syyllisyys
- French: culpabilité
- German: Schuld Gefühl
- Greek: ενοχή
- Italian: colpa
- Japanese: 有罪
- Korean: 유죄
- Norwegian: skyld
- Polish: wina
- European Portuguese: culpa
- Romanian: vină
- Russian: вина
- Spanish: culpa
- Swedish: skuld
- Thai: ความผิด
- Turkish: suçluluk
- Ukrainian: провина
- Vietnamese: tội
Definition of guilt from the Collins English Dictionary
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