Guilty meaning

gĭltē
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.

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Suggesting or entailing guilt.

A guilty smirk; a guilty secret.

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Showing or conscious of guilt.

A guilty look.

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Suffering from or prompted by a sense of guilt.

A guilty conscience.

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Having guilt; deserving blame or punishment; culpable.
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Having one's guilt proved; legally judged an offender.
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Of or involving guilt or a sense of guilt.

A guilty conscience; indulging in chocolate is a guilty pleasure of mine.

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Suffering from or prompted by a sense of guilt.

A guilty conscience.

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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.
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He was guilty of cheating at cards.

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(law) Judged to have committed a crime.

The guilty man was led away.

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Having a sense of guilt.

Do you have a guilty conscience?

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I have a guilty secret.

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(law) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.
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(law) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
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One who is declared guilty of a crime.
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Origin of guilty

  • From Middle English gilty, gulty, from Old English gyltiġ (“offending, guilty”), equivalent to guilt +‎ -y.

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