guilty vs innocent

guilty

Definitions

adjective

  1. showing a sense of guilt
  2. responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

Examples

A damning indictment for a Paul Bartel film, Lust in the Dust is found guilty of being bland and lame.

Incommon law countries such as Canada, thetest of criminalliabilityis expressed by theLatinphrase, actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea, which means that “the act does not make a person guilty unless the mind is also guilty”.

But to Mr. Robin there is no actually existing Burkeanism anywhere, making those who cite the ideal of a reasonable, pragmatic, nonreactionary conservatism guilty of the kind of utopianism the left is more commonly faulted for.

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innocent

Definitions

adjective

  1. lacking intent or capacity to injure
  2. free from sin
  3. lacking in sophistication or worldliness
  4. not knowledgeable about something specified
  5. completely wanting or lacking
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noun

  1. a person who lacks knowledge of evil

Examples

Bounties were paid right across a banking sector whose incompetence threw thousands of innocents into jeopardy.

So far is he from admitting the possibility of any dissiliency between the Divine will and absolute right, that he turns the tables on his opponents, and classes among Atheists those of his contemporaries who maintain that God can command what is contrary to the intrinsic right; that He has no inclination to the good of his creatures; that He can justly doom an innocent being to eternal torments; or that whatever God wills is just because He wills it.

It was an innocent deception, meant as a joke.

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