Guilty

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Pronunciation

gil-tee

Compare: Guilt

Adjective

  • guilt⋅i⋅er, guilt⋅i⋅est.

1. having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, esp. against moral or penal law; justly subject to a certain accusation or penalty; culpable: "The jury found her guilty of murder".

2. characterized by, connected with, or involving guilt: guilty intent.

3. having or showing a sense of guilt, whether real or imagined: a guilty conscience.

Origin

bef. 1000; ME; OE gyltig. See guilt, -y 1

Related forms

guilt⋅i⋅ly, adverb guilt⋅i⋅ness, noun

Synonyms

2. criminal, felonious, culpable; illicit, nefarious.