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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A feeling of responsibility for having done something wrong. Also: The fact of having committed a crime.

Usage examples (37)
  • Calvin: There's no problem that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.
  • To avenge a fancied guilt by deeper guilt—
  • LUI: A former '60s radical speaks out about Barack Obama, the presidential campaign and what he calls guilt by association.
  • Her guilt is signified by her blood-stained habit. for more
Tutoring comment
  • I will feel a lot of "guilt" (feeling caused by wrongdoing) if I scratch up the "gilt" (gold surface) of the antique table.
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