What does Guilty mean?

Definitions for Guilty
ˈgɪl tiGuilty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guilty(adj)

    responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

    "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"

  2. guilty, hangdog, shamefaced, shamed(adj)

    showing a sense of guilt

    "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater


  1. guilty(Noun)

    A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.

  2. guilty(Noun)

    A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.

  3. guilty(Adjective)

    Responsible for a dishonest act.

    He was guilty of cheating at cards.

  4. guilty(Adjective)

    Judged to have committed a crime.

    The guilty man was led away.

  5. guilty(Adjective)

    Having a sense of guilt

    Do you have a guilty conscience?

  6. guilty(Adjective)


    I have a guilty secret.

  7. Origin: From gilty, gulty, from gyltig, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guilty

    having incurred guilt; criminal; morally delinquent; wicked; chargeable with, or responsible for, something censurable; justly exposed to penalty; -- used with of, and usually followed by the crime, sometimes by the punishment

  2. Guilty

    evincing or indicating guilt; involving guilt; as, a guilty look; a guilty act; a guilty feeling

  3. Guilty

    conscious; cognizant

  4. Guilty

    condemned to payment

  5. Origin: [AS. gyltig liable. See Guilt.]


  1. Guilty

    "Guilty" is a hook-centric song by the Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus, originally released on the band's fifth album Dead Letters on March 21, 2003. The single was released on August 4, 2004 by the record label Playground Music. It was the last single from the album Dead Letters and also features the track "First Day of My Life". The UK version features "Guilty", "Play Dead" and the video of "Guilty".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guilty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2496

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guilty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2272

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guilty' in Adjectives Frequency: #319

How to pronounce Guilty?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Guilty in sign language?

  1. guilty


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Guilty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Guilty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Guilty in a Sentence

  1. Minh Quang Pham:

    I am not guilty.

  2. Richard Close:

    I plead guilty to that.

  3. Norman Seabrook:

    Absolutely not guilty sir.

  4. Author Unknown:

    The guilty catch themselves.

  5. Robert Lewis Dear:

    I am guilty. There is no trial.

Images & Illustrations of Guilty

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