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guilt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of guilt

  1. 1 a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing <he was wracked with guilt after he accidentally broke his sister's antique grandfather clock> Synonyms contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, shame Related Words compunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpa Antonyms impenitence, remorselessness

  2. 2 responsibility for wrongdoing or failure <the chief financial officer was saddled with the guilt for the company's failure> Synonyms culpability, fault, blame, onus, rapRelated Words blameworthiness, complicity, guiltiness, sinfulness; accusation, censure, condemnation, denunciation, finger-pointing, reproach; regret, remorse, self-reproach, shameAntonyms blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, innocence




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