Definition of guiltless in English:

guiltless

adjective

  • Having no guilt; innocent.

    ‘people are forever criticizing the service, and I am not myself guiltless in this’
    • ‘The false rumour was tatty, but the Prime Minister's guiltless acknowledgement of it was refreshing.’
    • ‘He is distrusted by colleagues because he is blatantly ambitious, but no leadership candidate could be guiltless of that trait.’
    • ‘Will it be some innocent school child, some caring parent, or some elderly guiltless person?’
    • ‘Does this mean Americans can't write about Channel-swimming, or bull-running, or guiltless sexual abandon, since we're not generally known for it?’
    • ‘How does he allow the innocent to suffer and the guiltless to die?’
    • ‘But the board is not a guiltless, unsuspecting tool of county counsel when it comes to matters concerning the county's duties to the people it serves.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They would be guiltless to some extent in genuinely believing there was a mortal threat to the territory and people of the United States and United Kingdom, yet they would also be downright fools.’
    • ‘I am not guiltless in this regard, and like most other men, I have at one time or another shared the details of a one-night stand with my buddies.’
    • ‘This points to a second salient fact in the history of energy technology: the quest for an endless, stainless, and guiltless source of energy.’
    • ‘So for many immigrants (I'm one), there's something liberating about the guiltless American attitude toward patriotism.’
    • ‘They had these looks… like the one he's got, blameless and guiltless, like someone had made a big mistake.’
    • ‘It's patently designed to pour scorn on the English judicial process and courtroom procedure as unreliable systems, leading guiltless men to end up in prison.’
    • ‘Now, I can go guiltless into the supermarket and buy a shiny jar of jam or a clean, ready-to-eat punnet of any soft fruit, just sufficient for my immediate needs.’
    • ‘A strict no-tipping policy makes for a guiltless leave-it-with-the-doorman option.’
    • ‘I still cannot figure out why the machine dials the Internet every 15 minutes; I've checked every program that hankers to be online, and they all insist they're guiltless.’
    • ‘A common feature of reports is that they provide evidence that condemn a government, but conclude that those in power are guiltless.’
    • ‘Now it seems to have taken a wretched, guiltless man's life with it.’
    • ‘Why are we not then guiltless if we thwart conscience and reason too?’
    • ‘But consider: when we protest, we are in essence saying someone else is the criminal and we are guiltless.’
    innocent, blameless, free from guilt, free from blame, not to blame, without fault, above reproach, beyond criticism, above suspicion, in the clear, uncensurable, unimpeachable, irreproachable, faultless, sinless, spotless, stainless, immaculate, unsullied, uncorrupted, undefiled, untainted, unblemished, untarnished, impeccable
    squeaky clean, whiter than white, as pure as the driven snow
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Pronunciation:

guiltless

/ˈɡɪltləs/