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Meaning of guilty by Wiktionary Dictionary



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


    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈɡɪl.ti/
    • Rhymes: -ɪlti


    guilty ( comparative guiltier, superlative guiltiest )

    1. Responsible for a dishonest act .
      He was guilty of cheating at cards .
    2. ( law ) Judged to have committed a crime .
      The guilty man was led away .
    3. Having a sense of guilt
      Do you have a guilty conscience?
    4. Blameworthy .
      I have a guilty secret .


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    guilty ( plural: guilties )

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

Explanation of guilty by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. showing a sense of guilt

    2. a guilty look
    3. responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

    4. guilty of murder
      the guilty person
      secret guilty deeds