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adj. guilt·i·er, guilt·i·est
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guiltiness - the state of having committed an offenseguiltiness - the state of having committed an offense
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
bloodguilt - the state of being guilty of bloodshed and murder
complicity - guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense
criminalism, criminality, criminalness - the state of being a criminal
guilt by association - the attribution of guilt (without proof) to individuals because the people they associate with are guilty
impeachability, indictability - the state of being liable to impeachment
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nSchuld f; (of look, smile, silence)Schuldbewusstsein nt


(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.
References in classic literature ?
It is the sinfullest thing in the world, to forsake or destitute a plantation once in forwardness; for besides the dishonor, it is the guiltiness of blood of many commiserable persons.
For some days afterward he had an uncomfortable sensation of guiltiness whenever he was in Miss Mason's presence; and once he was positive that he caught her looking at him with a curious, intent gaze, as if studying what manner of man he was.
Day after day she looked fearfully into the child's expanding nature, ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity that should correspond with the guiltiness to which she owed her being.
You are thinking what is not true," said Rosamond, in an eager half-whisper, while she was still feeling Dorothea's arms round her-- urged by a mysterious necessity to free herself from something that oppressed her as if it were blood guiltiness.
Oh, the meanness and the guiltiness of the life I am leading now
For as the one ship that held them all; though it was put together of all contrasting things --oak, and maple, and pine wood; iron, and pitch, and hemp --yet all these ran into each other in the one concrete hull, which shot on its way, both balanced and directed by the long central keel; even so, all the individualities of the crew, this man's valor, that man's fear; guilt and guiltiness, all varieties were welded into oneness, and were all directed to that fatal goal which Ahab their one lord and keel did point to.
Yet in the back of my mind, I thought she exemplified guiltiness.
Besides, if some workers receive several awards compared to others, this will result in a feeling of guiltiness after a certain period, which may lead to, or cause dissatisfaction (Adams, 1963).
When the distribution of the scores according to subscales of parental psychological control levels of the sportmen was examined, the mean score of the guiltiness sub dimension was 26.
Unlike earlier revenge heroes in whom melancholy and derangement complicate their status as the agents of heaven's providential retribution, Charlemont avoids guiltiness through the admonishment of the ghost of his murdered father, who counsels patience rather than incites to swift revenge.
There were effects of polygraph evidence and judge's caution on the perceived guiltiness of the defendant and the verdict.
One of the limitations of this study is not having access to the statistics of drivers' sleepiness, wearing seatbelts, using helmets, guiltiness of the deceased individuals, and consumption of alcoholic drinks.