verb (used with object) Informal.
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Origin of guilt
OTHER WORDS FROM guiltnon·guilt, nounpre·guilt, noun
Example sentences from the Web for guilt
Most of Nesbo’s characters are wracked with guilt — for good reason.Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Kingdom’ is a suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir that’s almost impossible to put down|Richard Lipez|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
It took two days to get Jacob back to preschool, causing her anxiety about his health and guilt over neglecting work.Families and daycares struggle to navigate COVID rules with germy kids|Rachel Schallom|November 2, 2020|Fortune
The culture of guilt and shame around these services weighs most heavily on providers, who want to provide a safe atmosphere as well as stay in business.
In typical criminal proceedings, you accept a punishment of guilt, but you don’t have to do any public acknowledgement of what you did and frequently no apology for what you did.What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition|Fabiola Cineas|October 30, 2020|Vox
Trauma survivors also have a lot of shame and guilt and self-blame.How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry? (Ep. 433)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 1, 2020|Freakonomics
In refusing to be guilted by anyone, Naheed freed up her energy to serve other women who want to exercise their agency.