adjective, guilt·i·er, guilt·i·est.
Origin of guilty
Synonyms for guilty
Related Words for guiltinessdeceit, scam, conspiracy, graft, complicity, collaboration, connivance, collusion, involvement, manipulation, guilt, dodge, plot, skunk, whitewash, sting, trick, cahoots, craft, gyp
Examples from the Web for guiltiness
Historical Examples of guiltiness
And the punishment must be of a degree to represent the guiltiness of the conduct.The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern
"You like your little bit of guiltiness, I believe," he said.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
It accused her of some guiltiness, uncommitted and indefensible.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
Think not shame because of your guiltiness; necessity must not blush to beg.
Down-casting, sense of guiltiness, and hunger, are often best for us.
adjective guiltier or guiltiest
Old English gyltig, from gylt (see guilt (n.)). Of conscience, feelings, etc., 1590s. Meaning "person who is guilty" is from 1540s. To plead not guilty is from 15c.; to plead guilty is 19c., though, as OED notes, "Guilty is technically not a plea, but a confession."