VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS

3. Moral conditions

Guilt.

[Antonyms: innocence.]

[Nouns] guilt, guiltiness; culpability; criminality, criminousness; deviation from rectitude (improbity) [more]; sinfulness (vice) [more].

misconduct, misbehavior, misdoing, misdeed; malpractice, fault, sin, error, transgression; dereliction, delinquency; indiscretion, lapse, slip, trip, faux pas, peccadillo; flaw, blot, omission; failing, failure; break, bad break [U.S.], capital crime, delictum.

offense, trespass; misdemeanor, misfeasanee, misprision; malefaction, malfeasance, malversation; crime, felony.

enormity, atrocity, outrage; deadly sin, mortal sin; "deed without a name" [Macbeth].

corpus delicti.

[Adjectives] guilty, to blame, culpable, peccable, in fault, censurable, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, illaudable; weighed in the balance and found wanting; exceptionable.

[Adverbs] in flagrante delicto; red-handed, in the very act.

[Phrases] cui prodest scelus in fecit [Seneca]; culpam paena premit comes [Horace]; "O would the deed were good!" [Richard II]; "responsibility prevents crimes" [Burke;] se judice nemo nocens absolvitur [Juvenal]; "so many laws argues so many sins" [Paradise Lost].

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