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guiltless

Syllabification: guilt·less
Pronunciation: /ˈɡiltləs
 
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Definition of guiltless in English:

adjective

Having no guilt; innocent: you don’t need a pardon if you’re guiltless
More example sentences
  • The hip hop elite are predominantly black ghetto children who dreamed of wealth in guiltless innocence and are more than happy to have got their hands on some.
  • How does he allow the innocent to suffer and the guiltless to die?
  • This points to a second salient fact in the history of energy technology: the quest for an endless, stainless, and guiltless source of energy.
Synonyms
innocent, blameless, not to blame, without fault, above reproach, above suspicion, in the clear, unimpeachable, irreproachable, faultless, sinless, spotless, immaculate, unsullied, uncorrupted, undefiled, untainted, unblemished, untarnished, impeccable
informal squeaky clean, whiter than white, as pure as the driven snow

Derivatives

guiltlessly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • I figured I'll bang out a great workout before my day even begins, I'll be all invigorated when I get to work, and the evening will be mine to do guiltlessly what I please with it.
  • A competitive intelligence professional, he gleefully and guiltlessly uses deception to extract information from corporate executives for their rivals.
  • Since the chance of serious injury is minimal, the piles-ups can be guiltlessly enjoyed as momentary respite from the narcoleptic effect of the actual competition.

guiltlessness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Or maybe it's in the unfettered guiltlessness of how everyone acts.
  • He demands a sum too large for her poor livelihood, and she cannot pay, despite her guiltlessness.
  • For the space of a couple hundred pages, or a movie reel or two, you can wallow in guiltlessness.

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