Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to guiltlessness: guiltily, guiltlessly


Free of guilt; innocent.

guilt′less·ly adv.
guilt′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guiltlessness - a state of innocenceguiltlessness - a state of innocence      
innocence - a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense; "the trial established his innocence"
References in classic literature ?
A person whose goodness consists rather in his guiltlessness of vice, than in his prowess in virtue.
I burned to say if but one word, by way of triumph, and to render doubly sure their assurance of my guiltlessness.
He was entirely absorbed by two considerations: his wife's guilt, of which after his sleepless night he had not the slightest doubt, and the guiltlessness of Dolokhov, who had no reason to preserve the honor of a man who was nothing to him.
A tear seemed to dim her eye when she saw us, but she quickly recovered herself, and a look of sorrowful affection seemed to attest her utter guiltlessness.
Suffice to say that peace without justice is a silly state of things that only serves to perpetuate the status quo by sugarcoating the colonization and occupation with a false rose-tainted aura of blamelessness and guiltlessness that does not rectify or deconstruct the damages inflicted by a fascist ethnocentric state that absolutely has no right to exist.
This judicial system can bring about disadvantages for the accused inasmuch the judge plays the major role in pressing the charge upon the accused person and can nullify and invalidate the presumption of innocence or the guiltlessness statement of the accused person and declare him as a convict.