- free from guilt; innocent.
- having no knowledge or experience; innocent (usually followed by of).
- destitute or devoid (usually followed by of): a house guiltless of any charm.
Origin of guiltless
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1. See innocent.
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Examples from the Web for guiltless
He felt morally bound to get it repaired, though he was guiltless of the damage.Brave and Bold
If it is true that "offences come only from the heart," before you I am guiltless.The Letters of Robert Burns
He is guiltless in the eye of the world, and that at least should plead for him.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
It was only the old, old situation: the guiltless one must suffer for the guilty.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
Their souls are guiltless of hypocrisy—for whatever that may avail them.The Soul of a People
- free of all responsibility for wrongdoing or crime; innocent
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Word Origin and History for guiltless
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