[ gilt-lis ]
/ ˈgɪlt lɪs /


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.


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Origin of guiltless

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at guilt, -less

SYNONYMS FOR guiltless

1 See innocent.


guilt·less·ly, adverbguilt·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for guiltlessly

  • Why one does not, guiltily or guiltlessly, claim other people's baggage, I do not know; but apparently it is not the custom.

    Seven English Cities|William Dean Howells

British Dictionary definitions for guiltlessly

/ (ˈɡɪltlɪs) /


free of all responsibility for wrongdoing or crime; innocent

Derived forms of guiltless

guiltlessly, adverbguiltlessness, noun
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