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Pos: Noun
[WORDNET DICTIONARY]

Noun guilt has 2 senses

1.  guilt(n = noun.state) guiltiness - the state of having committed an offense;
is a kind of condition, status
has particulars: blameworthiness, culpability, culpableness, bloodguilt, complicity, criminalism, criminality, criminalness, guilt by association, impeachability, indictability
Antonym: innocence
Derived form adjective guilty1

2.  guilt(n = noun.feeling) guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience - remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense;
is a kind of compunction, remorse, self-reproach
has particulars: survivor guilt
Derived form adjective guilty2


[CIDE DICTIONARY]

guilt, 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 consequent exposure to punishment resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right. [1913 Webster]
"Satan had not answer, but stood struck
With guilt of his own sin.
" [1913 Webster]

2.  Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture. [1913 Webster]
"A ship incurs guilt by the violation of a blockade." [1913 Webster]

3.  A feeling of regret or remorse for having committed some improper act; a recognition of one's own responsibility for doing something wrong. [PJC]


[OXFORD DICTIONARY]

guilt, n.
1 the fact of having committed a specified or implied offence.
2 a culpability. b the feeling of this.

Idiom:
guilt complex Psychol. a mental obsession with the idea of having done wrong.

Etymology:
OE gylt, of unkn. orig.


[ROGET DICTIONARY]

Badness

N  badness, hurtfulness, virulence, evil doer, bane, plague spot, evil star, ill wind, hoodoo, Jonah, snake in the grass, skeleton in the closet, amari aliquid, thorn in the side, malignity, malevolence, tender mercies, ill-treatment, annoyance, molestation, abuse, oppression, persecution, outrage, misusage, injury, knockout drops, badness, peccancy, abomination, painfulness, pestilence, guilt, depravity, hurtful, harmful, scathful, baneful, baleful, injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, full of mischief, mischief-making, malefic, malignant, nocuous, noisome, prejudicial, disserviceable, disadvantageous, wide-wasting, unlucky, sinister, obnoxious, untoward, disastrous, oppressive, burdensome, onerous, malign, corrupting &c (corrupt), virulent, venomous, envenomed, corrosive, poisonous, deadly, destructive, inauspicious, bad, ill, arrant, as bad as bad can be, dreadful, horrid, horrible, dire, rank, peccant, foul, fulsome, rotten, rotten at the core, vile, base, villainous, mean, injured, deteriorated, unsatisfactory, exceptionable indifferent, below par, illcontrived, ill-conditioned, wretched, sad, grievous, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, pitiable, woeful, evil, wrong, depraved, shocking, reprehensible, hateful, hateful as a toad, abominable, detestable, execrable, cursed, accursed, confounded, damned, damnable, infernal, diabolic, unadvisable, unprofitable, incompetent, irremediable, badly, wrong, ill, to one's cost, where the shoe pinches, bad is the best: the worst come to the worst, herba mala presto cresco, wrongs unredressed or insults unavenged.


Guilt

N  guilt, guiltiness, culpability, criminality, criminousness, deviation from rectitude, sinfulness, misconduct, misbehavior, misdoing, misdeed, malpractice, fault, sin, error, transgression, dereliction, delinquency, indiscretion, lapse, slip, trip, faux pas, peccadillo, flaw, blot, omission, failing, failure, break, bad break!, capital crime, delictum, offense, trespass, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, malefaction, malfeasance, malversation, crime, felony, enormity, atrocity, outrage, deadly sin, mortal sin, deed without a name, corpus delicti, guilty, to blame, culpable, peccable, in fault, at fault, censurable, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, illaudable, weighed in the balance and found wanting, exceptionable, in flagrante delicto, red-handed, in the very act, with one's hand in the cookie jar, cui prodest scelus in fecit, culpam paena premit comes, O would the deed were good!, responsibility prevents crimes se judice nemo noce, so many laws argues so many sins.


[RELATED WORDS]

guilt by association, guilt feelings, guilt pang, guilt trip, survivor guilt