Definition of guilty in English:

guilty

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Pronunciation: /ˈgɪlti
 
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adjective (guiltier, guiltiest)

Phrases

not guilty

Innocent, especially of a formal charge.
More example sentences
  • He has pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of taking possession of the weapons.
  • He pleads not guilty to four charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
  • He pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared at the Old Bailey on January 14.

Derivatives

guiltily

adverb
More example sentences
  • I, too, am not exempt from guiltily indulging in an episode or more, despite my growing disgust with the whole thing.
  • He bent guiltily and began re-tying his boots, a hurricane of fingers at work.
  • Once they were relaxed about being seen in the garden - now they skulk guiltily, scuttling off at the slightest noise or movement.

guiltiness

noun
More example sentences
  • No one would have any doubts about the guiltiness of the Bulgarian.
  • But his heart raced anyway, as the light shifted over the torrential waves of vehicles, because there was a feeling of guiltiness in his heart, like he was hiding.
  • ‘But he deserved it,’ he told himself, trying to lessen his guiltiness.

Origin

Old English gyltig (see guilt, -y1).

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