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guilt

guilt

 
 
pronunciation:
gIlt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the fact of having done something wrong or having broken a law.
The police used fingerprints as evidence of his guilt.
antonyms:
innocence
similar words:
blame, responsibility
definition 2: a feeling of being sorry or responsible for having done something wrong.
You could see the guilt on her face after she broke her neighbor's window.
synonyms:
regret, remorse
similar words:
responsibility
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