guiltnoun [ U ]uk /ɡɪlt/ us /ɡɪlt/
guilt noun [ U ] (FEELING)
- A sense of guilt was deeply embedded in my conscience.
- I've been gnawed by guilt about not replying to her letter yet.
- I admit I felt a twinge of guilt as we left.
- We've both suffered agonies of guilt over what happened.
- He's suffering from overpowering feelings of guilt.
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guilt noun [ U ] (RESPONSIBILITY)
- The police have no definitive proof of her guilt.
- The prosecution has to establish his guilt beyond any reasonable doubt.
- A jury should not interpret the silence of a defendant as a sign of guilt.
- Newly-discovered documents cast doubt on the guilt of the two men.
- With so little evidence to prove her guilt, few people thought she should be hanged for murder.