Definitions

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  • n. The state of being guilty; guilt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being guilty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being guilty; criminality; wickedness: as, the guiltiness of a purpose or an act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of having committed an offense

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Examples

  • “Astrophysics.” she had repeated and smiled, albeit with a certain guiltiness, given her audience.

    A Test Of Faith: Julian Gilmour: Reader Scifi Fiction | SciFi UK Review

  • The first is that hereafter the greatness of a judge or magistrate shall be no sanctuary or protection of guiltiness, which is the beginning of a golden world.

    Bacon

  • There is, beside all this, more blood-guiltiness, which is secret, but shall sometime be brought to light.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • I know that without the least reason in the world I felt a kind of guiltiness, as if I had been "caught."

    The Best British Short Stories of 1922

  • You pull me into a feeling of guiltiness, which is something I can’t really pull away from.

    missxjackie Diary Entry

  • “In doing so,” returned the bishop, “thou wilt best atone for the injury which thou hast done to the law of Heaven upon former occasions, and thou shalt prevent the causes for strife betwixt thee and thy brethren of the southern land, and shalt eschew the temptation towards that blood-guiltiness which is so rife in this our day and generation.

    Castle Dangerous

  • "In doing so," returned the bishop, "thou wilt best atone for the injury which thou hast done to the law of Heaven upon former occasions, and thou shalt prevent the causes for strife betwixt thee and thy brethren of the southern land, and shalt eschew the temptation towards that blood-guiltiness which is so rife in this our day and generation.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • For some days afterward he had an uncomfortable sensation of guiltiness whenever he was in Miss Mason's presence; and once he was positive that he caught her looking at him with a curious, intent gaze, as if studying what manner of man he was.

    Chapter VI

  • “A contrived sense of guiltiness,” wrote analyst Stephen Mitchell, “can serve as a psychological defense against a more genuine sense of pathos or sadness for oneself.”

    THE HUSBANDS AND WIVES CLUB

  • Come, let me veil my head in darkness; for I am ashamed of the evil I have done, and, since for these I have incurred fresh blood-guiltiness, I would fain not harm the innocent.

    Heracles

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