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Having no guilt; innocent:‘people are forever criticizing the service, and I am not myself guiltless in this’
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, impeccablesqueaky clean, whiter than white, as pure as the driven snowView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Now it seems to have taken a wretched, guiltless man's life with it.’
- ‘This points to a second salient fact in the history of energy technology: the quest for an endless, stainless, and guiltless source of energy.’
- ‘They had these looks… like the one he's got, blameless and guiltless, like someone had made a big mistake.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A strict no-tipping policy makes for a guiltless leave-it-with-the-doorman option.’
- ‘But consider: when we protest, we are in essence saying someone else is the criminal and we are guiltless.’
- ‘A common feature of reports is that they provide evidence that condemn a government, but conclude that those in power are guiltless.’
- ‘Will it be some innocent school child, some caring parent, or some elderly guiltless person?’
- ‘So for many immigrants (I'm one), there's something liberating about the guiltless American attitude toward patriotism.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Why are we not then guiltless if we thwart conscience and reason too?’
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