Definitions for: Guilty


[adj] showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
[adj] responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; or marked by guilt; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"; "a guilty conscience"; "guilty behavior"



Webster (1913) Definition: Guilt"y, a. [Compar. Gultier; superl. Guiltiest.]
[AS. gyltig liable. See Guilt.]
1. 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.

They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
--Matt. xxvi.
66.

Nor he, nor you, were guilty of the strife.
--Dryden.

2. Evincing or indicating guilt; involving guilt; as, a
guilty look; a guilty act; a guilty feeling.

3. Conscious; cognizant. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

4. Condemned to payment. [Obs. & R.] --Dryden.

Synonyms: ashamed(p), at fault, blamable, blameable, blameful, blameworthy, bloodguilty, censurable, chargeable, condemned, conscience-smitten, convicted, criminal, culpable, delinquent, finable, fineable, guilt-ridden, hangdog, indictable, punishable, red-handed, shamed, shamefaced

Antonyms: clean-handed, guiltless, innocent

See Also: inculpative, inculpatory, unrighteous

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