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guilt

noun [U]
 
 
/ɡɪlt/
FEELING B2 the strong feeling of shame that you feel when you have done something wrong: He was overcome with guilt over what he had done.Sadness and regret
ILLEGAL B2 the fact that someone has done something illegal: The prosecution must convince the jury of his guilt.Guilty
WRONG the responsibility for doing something badGuilty
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