[ gil-tee ]
/ ˈgɪl ti /
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adjective, guilt·i·er, guilt·i·est.

having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law; justly subject to a certain accusation or penalty; culpable: The jury found her guilty of murder.
characterized by, connected with, or involving guilt: guilty intent.
having or showing a sense of guilt, whether real or imagined: a guilty conscience.



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Origin of guilty

before 1000; Middle English; Old English gyltig.See guilt, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM guilty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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British Dictionary definitions for guilty

/ (ˈɡɪltɪ) /

adjective guiltier or guiltiest

responsible for an offence or misdeed
law having committed an offence or adjudged to have done sothe accused was found guilty
plead guilty law (of a person charged with an offence) to admit responsibility; confess
of, showing, or characterized by guilta guilty smile; guilty pleasures

Derived forms of guilty

guiltily, adverbguiltiness, noun
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