Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 947. Guilt.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
3. Moral Conditions
947. Guilt.
NOUN:GUILT, guiltiness, culpability, criminality, criminousness [obs.]; deviation from rectitude (improbity) [See Improbity]; sinfulness (vice) [See Vice]; peccability.
  misconduct, misbehavior, misdoing, misdeed; fault, sin, error, transgression; dereliction, delinquency.
  INDISCRETION, lapse, slip, trip, faux pas [F.], peccadillo; flaw, blot, omission, failing, failure; blunder, break or bad break [colloq., U. S.].
  OFFENSE, trespass; misdemeanor, tort [law], delict, delictum [L.]; misfeasance [law], misprision, misprision of treason or felony [law]; malfeasance [law], official misconduct, nonfeasance [law]; malefaction, malversation, corruption, malpractice; crime, felony, capital crime.
  enormity, atrocity, outrage; unpardonable sin, deadly sin, mortal sin; “deed without a name” [Macbeth].
  corpus delicti [L.], body of the crime, substantial facts, fundamental facts, damning evidence.
ADJECTIVE:GUILTY, blamable, culpable, peccable, in fault, censurable, reprehensible, blameworthy.
  OBJECTIONABLE, exceptionable, uncommendable, illaudable; weighed in the balance and found wanting.
ADVERB:IN THE VERY ACT, in flagrante delicto [L.], red handed.
  1. Cui prodest scelus is fecit.—Seneca
  2. Culpam pæna premit comes.—Horace
  3. O would the deed were good!—Richard II
  4. Responsibility prevents crimes.—Burke
  5. Se judice nemo nocens absolvitur.—Juvenal
  6. So many laws argues so many sins.—Paradise Lost


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