guilty


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to guilty: not guilty

guilt·y

 (gĭl′tē)
adj. guilt·i·er, guilt·i·est
1.
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.
2. Suffering from or prompted by a sense of guilt: a guilty conscience.
3. Suggesting or entailing guilt: a guilty smirk; a guilty secret.

guilt′i·ly adv.
guilt′i·ness n.

guilty

(ˈɡɪltɪ)
adj, guiltier or guiltiest
1. responsible for an offence or misdeed
2. (Law) law having committed an offence or adjudged to have done so: the accused was found guilty.
3. (Law) plead guilty law (of a person charged with an offence) to admit responsibility; confess
4. of, showing, or characterized by guilt: a guilty smile; guilty pleasures.
ˈguiltily adv
ˈguiltiness n

guilt•y

(ˈgɪl ti)

adj. guilt•i•er, guilt•i•est.
1. having committed an offense, crime, or wrong, esp. against moral or penal law; culpable: to be found guilty of murder.
2. characterized by, connected with, or involving guilt: guilty intent.
3. having or showing a sense of guilt: a guilty conscience.
[before 1000]
guilt′i•ly, adv.
guilt′i•ness, n.

guilty

If you feel unhappy because you think you have done something wrong, you can say that you feel guilty about doing it.

Some people feel guilty about being so much richer than the rest of the world.
I feel guilty about using all that water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.guilty - responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
unrighteous - not righteous; "an unrighteous man"; "an unrighteous law"
clean-handed, guiltless, innocent - free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
2.guilty - showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"

guilty

adjective
1. ashamed, sorry, rueful, sheepish, contrite, remorseful, regretful, shamefaced, hangdog, conscience-stricken When she saw me, she looked extremely guilty.
ashamed proud
2. culpable, responsible, convicted, to blame, offending, erring, at fault, reprehensible, iniquitous, felonious, blameworthy They were found guilty of manslaughter. The guilty pair were caught red-handed.
culpable moral, innocent, righteous, virtuous, blameless

guilty

adjective
Translations
špatnývinenvinný
skyldig
syyllinen
kriv
sekur
有罪の
유죄의
kriv
skyldig
รู้สึกผิด
có tội

guilty

[ˈgɪltɪ] ADJ (guiltier (compar) (guiltiest (superl))) → culpable
their parents were guilty of gross neglectsus padres eran culpables de grave negligencia
he had a guilty look on his facesu rostro reflejaba culpabilidad
she wondered why the children were looking so guiltyse preguntaba por qué los niños tenían esa cara de culpa
guilty conscienceremordimientos mpl de conciencia, sentimiento m de culpabilidad
to have a guilty consciencetener remordimientos (de conciencia), sentirse culpable
to feel guilty (about sth)sentirse culpable (por algo)
to find sb guilty/not guiltydeclarar a algn culpable/inocente
to be guilty of sthser culpable de algo
the guilty partyel/la culpable
"how do you plead? - guilty or not guilty?"-¿cómo se declara? - ¿culpable o inocente?
he has a guilty secrettiene un secreto que le remuerde la conciencia or que le hace sentirse culpable
a guilty smileuna sonrisa de culpabilidad
a verdict of guiltyuna sentencia de culpabilidad
a verdict of not guiltyuna declaración de inocencia
see also plea A3
see also plead B2

guilty

[ˈgɪlti] adj
(= culpable) [person] → coupable
to feel guilty → se sentir coupable
to feel guilty about doing sth (in present, future)avoir mauvaise conscience à faire qch; (in past)se sentir coupable d'avoir fait qch
to look guilty → avoir l'air coupable
to be guilty of irresponsibility → être irresponsable
[smile] → coupable
[feelings, secret] to have guilty feelings about sth → se sentir coupable à propos de qch
a guilty secret → un lourd secret
(LAW) [accused person] → coupable
to plead guilty → plaider coupable
to plead not guilty → plaider non coupable
to be found guilty → être reconnu(e) coupable
She was found guilty → Elle a été reconnue coupable.
to be guilty of sth [+ crime] → être coupable de qchguilty conscience nmauvaise conscience fguilty party n
the guilty party → le coupable

guilty

adj (+er)
smile, look, silenceschuldbewusst; secret, pleasuremit Schuldgefühlen verbunden; guilty conscienceschlechtes Gewissen; guilty feelingsSchuldgefühle pl; to feel guilty (about doing something)ein schlechtes Gewissen haben(, weil man etw tut/getan hat); she felt guilty about or because of her rudenesssie hatte wegen ihrer Unhöflichkeit ein schlechtes Gewissen; I never stop feeling guilty about having let you downich habe immer ein schlechtes Gewissen, weil ich dich im Stich gelassen habe; to make somebody feel guiltyjdm ein schlechtes Gewissen einreden; to look guiltyschuldbewusst aussehen
(= to blame) personschuldig (→ of sth einer Sache gen); the guilty personder/die Schuldige; the guilty partydie schuldige Partei; to find somebody guilty/not guilty (of something)jdn (→ einer Sache gen) → für schuldig/nicht schuldig befinden; they were found not guilty of murdersie wurden des Mordes für nicht schuldig befunden; they were found not guilty of killing himsie wurden für nicht schuldig befunden, ihn getötet zu haben; to plead (not) guilty to a crimesich eines Verbrechens (nicht) schuldig bekennen; do you plead guilty or not guilty?plädieren Sie auf schuldig oder nicht schuldig?; a guilty verdict, a verdict of guiltyein Schuldspruch m; a not guilty verdict, a verdict of not guiltyein Freispruch m; they returned a verdict of not guilty on himsie sprachen ihn frei; a guilty plea, a plea of guiltyein Geständnis nt; a not guilty plea, a plea of not guiltyein Unschuldsbekenntnis nt; their parents are guilty of gross neglectihre Eltern haben sich grobe Fahrlässigkeit zuschulden or zu Schulden kommen lassen; we’re all guilty of neglecting the problemuns trifft alle die Schuld, dass das Problem vernachlässigt wurde; I’ve been guilty of that tooich muss zugeben, dass ich das auch schon gemacht habe

guilty

[ˈgɪltɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) (Law) → colpevole; (conscience) → sporco/a
guilty of sth → colpevole di qc
the guilty person or party → il/la responsabile
to feel guilty (about) → sentirsi in colpa (per)
to find sb guilty → riconoscere qn colpevole
to plead guilty/not guilty → dichiararsi colpevole/innocente

guilt

(gilt) noun
1. a sense of shame. a feeling of guilt.
2. the state of having done wrong. Fingerprints proved the murderer's guilt.
ˈguilty adjective
having, feeling, or causing guilt. The jury found the prisoner guilty; a guilty conscience.
ˈguiltiness noun
ˈguiltily adverb
He looked at his mother guiltily.

guilty

مُذْنِب vinen skyldig schuldig ένοχος culpable syyllinen coupable kriv colpevole 有罪の 유죄의 schuldig skyldig winny culpado виновный skyldig รู้สึกผิด suçlu có tội 犯罪的
References in classic literature ?
Meg stayed at home, lest she should infect the Kings, and kept house, feeling very anxious and a little guilty when she wrote letters in which no mention was made of Beth's illness.
Shimerda had killed himself, Jake and the coroner thought something ought to be done to Krajiek because he behaved like a guilty man.
It is urged, in your behalf, that at the time you committed the crime of which you are found guilty, you were intoxicated.
The vague fear that had haunted his guilty soul after receiving their letter, and during his breathless journey, now seemed to be realized.
In truth he had virtually pleaded guilty to the charge, by scarcely aiming at such success as other men seek, and by taking only that humble and modest part in the intercourse of life which belongs to the alleged deficiency.
I must plead guilty to the charge of abbreviating the official breath of more than one of these venerable servants of the republic.
To gaze into the depths of blue of the child's eyes and pronounce their loveliness a trick of premature cunning was to be guilty of a cynicism in preference to which I naturally preferred to abjure my judgment and, so far as might be, my agitation.
I pay this particular compliment to Queequeg, because he treated me with so much civility and consideration, while I was guilty of great rudeness; staring at him from the bed, and watching all his toilette motions; for the time my curiosity getting the better of my breeding.
For, not to hint of this: that it is an inference from certain canonic teachings, that while some natural enjoyments here shall have no children born to them for the other world, but, on the contrary, shall be followed by the joy-childlessness of all hell's despair; whereas, some guilty mortal miseries shall still fertilely beget to themselves an eternally progressive progeny of griefs beyond the grave; not at all to hint of this, there still seems an inequality in the deeper analysis of the thing.
I heard afterward that the boy was not held to be guilty, but the man was sentenced to prison for two months.
The people of the free states have defended, encouraged, and participated; and are more guilty for it, before God, than the South, in that they have not the apology of education or custom.
The time is come, my child; let me pray over thee -- not FOR thee, dear abused poor heart and innocent, but for them that be guilty of thy ruin and death, who need it more.