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GUILTY (guiltier, guiltiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does guilty mean? 

GUILTY (adjective)
  The adjective GUILTY has 2 senses:

1. responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; or marked by guilt
2. showing a sense of guilt

  Familiarity information: GUILTY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUILTY (adjective)


Sense 1guilty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; or marked by guilt

Context examples:

guilty of murder / the guilty person / secret guilty deeds / a guilty conscience / guilty behavior

Similar:

red-handed (in the act of committing a crime or other reprehensible act)

punishable (liable to or deserving punishment)

guilt-ridden (feeling or revealing a sense of guilt)

finable; fineable (liable to a fine)

delinquent (guilty of a minor misdeed)

criminal (guilty of crime or serious offense)

conscience-smitten (affected by conscience)

condemned; convicted (pronounced or proved guilty)

chargeable; indictable (liable to be accused, or cause for such liability)

bloodguilty (guilty of murder or bloodshed)

blamable; blameable; blameful; blameworthy; censurable; culpable (deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious)

at fault (deserving blame)

Also:

inculpative; inculpatory (causing blame to be imputed to)

unrighteous (not righteous)

Antonym:

innocent (free from evil or guilt)


Sense 2guilty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing a sense of guilt

Synonyms:

hangdog; shamed; guilty; shamefaced

Context examples:

a guilty look / the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy

Similar:

ashamed (feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse)


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