guilt


guilt
noun
1 feeling
ADJECTIVE
intense, overwhelming, terrible, tremendous
lingering
sexual
Catholic, Jewish, etc.
liberal, middle-class (esp. BrE), white (all disapproving)

These actions are merely intended to assuage white liberal guilt.

collective, personal

They feel a sense of collective guilt for the Holocaust.

survivor
… OF GUILT
pang, twinge
VERB + GUILT
bear, carry

It helped him bear the guilt he felt.

be consumed with, be driven by, be haunted by, be overwhelmed with, be racked with, experience, feel, suffer

I knew that the next day I would be consumed with guilt.

You needn't feel any guilt about me.

alleviate, assuage, ease

Talking to her helped to assuage my guilt.

GUILT + VERB
overwhelm sb, wash over sb
consume sb, weigh down on sb, weigh on sb
GUILT + NOUN
complex
feelings
trip (= things you say in order to make sb feel guilty about sth)

She was trying to lay a guilt trip on me.

PREPOSITION
guilt about, guilt at, guilt over

He had no feelings of guilt over what he had done.

PHRASES
a burden of guilt

the burden of guilt that she carried with her

a feeling of guilt, a sense of guilt
2 fact of having broken a law/done sth wrong
VERB + GUILT
admit, confess
deny

Many of the accused would deny their guilt to the magistrates.

determine, establish, prove

It might be difficult to prove his guilt.

GUILT + VERB
lie

There is no doubt as to where the guilt lies.

PHRASES
an admission of guilt

I took his silence as an admission of guilt.

proof of guilt

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • guilt — n [Old English gylt delinquency]: the fact of having committed an offense esp. against the law not enough evidence to establish guilt compare innocence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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  • Guilt — (g[i^]lt), n. [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.] 1. The criminality and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guilt — guilt; guilt·i·ly; guilt·i·ness; guilt·less; guilt·less·ly; guilt·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • guilt´i|ly — guilt|y «GIHL tee», adjective, guilt|i|er, guilt|i|est. 1. having done wrong; deserving to be blamed and punished: »The jury pronounced the prisoner guilty of murder. SYNONYM(S): culpabl …   Useful english dictionary

  • guilt|y — «GIHL tee», adjective, guilt|i|er, guilt|i|est. 1. having done wrong; deserving to be blamed and punished: »The jury pronounced the prisoner guilty of murder. SYNONYM(S): culpabl …   Useful english dictionary

  • guilt — gilt n feelings of culpability esp. for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy: morbid self reproach often manifest in marked preoccupation with the moral correctness of one s behavior <aggressive responses originating in inner guilt… …   Medical dictionary

  • guilt — [gilt] n. [ME gilt < OE gylt, a sin, offense] 1. the state of having done a wrong or committed an offense; culpability, legal or ethical 2. a painful feeling of self reproach resulting from a belief that one has done something wrong or immoral …   English World dictionary

  • guilt — *blame, culpability, fault Analogous words: sin, crime, *offense: responsibility, answerability, liability (see corresponding adjectives at RESPONSIBLE) Antonyms: innocence: guiltlessness …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • guilt — [n] blame; bad conscience over responsibility answerability, blameworthiness, contrition, crime, criminality, culpability, delinquency, dereliction, disgrace, dishonor, error, failing, fault, indiscretion, infamy, iniquity, lapse, liability,… …   New thesaurus


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