Guilt vs Onus - What's the difference?
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Guilt is a related term of onus.
As nouns the difference between guilt and onus
is that guilt
is responsibility for wrongdoing while onus
As a verb guilt
is (obsolete) to commit offenses; act criminally.
From (etyl) gilt, gult, from (etyl) . See (l).
Responsibility for wrongdoing.
Awareness of having done wrong.
The fact of having done wrong.
(legal) The state of having been found guilty or admitted guilt in legal proceedings.
* guilt trip
From (etyl) gilten, gylten, from (etyl) .
(obsolete) To commit offenses; act criminally.
To cause someone to feel guilt, particularly in order to influence their behaviour.
* 1988 , , Healing the shame that binds you ,
- He didn't want to do it, but his wife guilted him into it.
* 1992 , , Codependent No More: how to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself ,
- Shame based parents would have guilted him for expressing anger.
* 1995 , , True Betrayals ,
- We don't have to be manipulated, guilted , coerced, or forced into anything.
- But I won't be threatened or bribed or guilted into giving up something that's important to me.
A legal obligation.
(uncountable) Burden of proof, onus probandi
- The onus is on the landlord to make sure the walls are protected from mildew.
- The onus is on those who disagree with my proposal to explain why.