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Related to guiltlessness: guiltily, guiltlessly


Free of guilt; innocent.

guilt′less·ly adv.
guilt′less·ness n.
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
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....
I burned to say if but one word, by way of triumph, and to render doubly sure their assurance of my guiltlessness.
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.
A person whose goodness consists rather in his guiltlessness of vice, than in his prowess in virtue."
Despite of demanding his guiltlessness, Rasraj was beaten heavily and submitted to jail.
(24) Nussbaum lays out three conditions to be met to arouse properly human compassion: the gravity of the plight a human observer witnesses, the guiltlessness of the suffering subject, and the placement of the suffering subject at the center of the observer's perceptual field.
Whereas Oedipus contrasts his inner guiltlessness with a supernatural determination to persecute him, Aristotle lodges both the innocent victim and the architect of his doom in one and the same person.
That's what you're shelling out P80 for: guiltlessness because the chicken you ate tastes clean and isn't drowning in oil.
(26) One of the most significant findings in the book was a concise listing of the psychopath's primary traits: guiltlessness, incapacity for object love, impulsivity, emotional shallowness, superficial social charm, and inability to profit from experience.