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guiltless

[gilt-lis] /ˈgɪlt lɪs/
adjective
1.
free from guilt; innocent.
2.
having no knowledge or experience; innocent (usually followed by of).
3.
destitute or devoid (usually followed by of):
a house guiltless of any charm.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see guilt, -less
Related forms
guiltlessly, adverb
guiltlessness, noun
Synonyms
1. See innocent.
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Examples from the web for guiltless
  • While some believed it to be a guiltless method of free labor, others found it morally wrong.
  • We can never be satisfied as long as the guiltless are slaughtered.
  • But she realized that she was proud and cheeky herself, that she was not always guiltless.
  • And yet he cannot feel guiltless, cannot endure his work, sees himself as trapped: here lies his victimization.
  • Indeed that guiltless view might have remained the general view.
  • Neither side is guiltless if its adversary is appointed judge.
  • But his admission was coupled with a statement which showed him te be guiltless.
  • But his admission was coupled with a statement which showed him te be guiltless.
  • Of course the law must punish those who transgress it, but it must not condemn the guiltless, nor uproot the wheat with the weeds.
British Dictionary definitions for guiltless

guiltless

/ˈɡɪltlɪs/
adjective
1.
free of all responsibility for wrongdoing or crime; innocent
Derived Forms
guiltlessly, adverb
guiltlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for guiltless
adj.

late Old English gyltleas; see guilt (n.) + -less. Related: Guiltlessly; guiltlessness.

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