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noun [uncountable] guilt pronunciation in British English /ɡɪlt/
  1. 1
    a feeling of being ashamed and sorry because you have done something wrong
    Instead of satisfaction she felt only guilt.
    guilt about/at/for/over: I often felt swamped by guilt at having left my children.
    feeling/sense of guilt: Her husband’s death left her with an overwhelming sense of guilt.
    twinge/pang of guilt: She felt a sudden twinge of guilt.
  2. 2
    legal the fact that someone has committed a crime
    It now remains for the jury to decide on the defendant’s guilt or innocence.


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