Definition of Guilty

1. Adjective. Responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act. "Secret guilty deeds"




2. Adjective. Showing a sense of guilt. "The hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"
Exact synonyms: Hangdog, Shamed, Shamefaced
Similar to: Ashamed
Derivative terms: Guilt, Guiltiness, Shamefacedness

Definition of Guilty

1. a. Having incurred guilt; criminal; morally delinquent; wicked; chargeable with, or responsible for, something censurable; justly exposed to penalty; -- used with of, and usually followed by the crime, sometimes by the punishment.

Definition of Guilty

1. Adjective. Responsible for a dishonest act. ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) Judged to have committed a crime. ¹

3. Adjective. Having a sense of guilt ¹

4. Adjective. Blameworthy. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge. ¹

6. Noun. (legal) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guilty

1. worthy of blame for an offense [adj GUILTIER, GUILTIEST] : GUILTILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guilty

guiltier
guilties
guiltiest
guiltily
guiltiness
guiltinesses
guilting
guiltless
guiltlessly
guiltlessness
guiltlessnesses
guiltlike
guiltridden
guilts
guiltware
guilty (current term)
guilty as sin
guilty conscience
guilty pleasure
guilty pleasures
guiltylike
guiltyness
guimbard
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guimp
guimpe
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Literary usage of Guilty

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"By the danger there may be of its involving the innocent in the fate designed only for the guilty. First then, with regard to the cases in which the expence ..."

2. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"The jury found a verdict of guilty. Tho prisoner w: s then asked whether he had been previously convicted as charged in the indictment, and ho admitted that ..."

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