- The definition of guilty is feeling bad about something you have done, or is someone who committed and was proved responsible for a crime or wrongdoing.
- An example of guilty is a person who feels bad he stole a car.
- An example of guilty is a description for a person who was responsible for stealing a car.
guilty definition by Webster's New World
guilty definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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adjective guilt·i·er, guilt·i·est
- a. Responsible for a reprehensible act; culpable.b. Law Found to have violated a criminal law by a jury or judge.c. Deserving blame, as for an error: guilty of misjudgment.
- Suffering from or prompted by a sense of guilt: a guilty conscience.
- Suggesting or entailing guilt: a guilty smirk; a guilty secret. See Synonyms at blameworthy.
- guiltˈi·ly adverb
- guiltˈi·ness noun
guilty - Legal Definition
The state of being deemed responsible for the commission of a crime, either as a result of a plea or the adjudication of a judge or jury.