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

Wiktionary

  1. guilty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From gilty, gulty, from gyltig, equivalent to .

  2. guilty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From gilty, gulty, from gyltig, equivalent to .

  3. guilty(Adjective)

    Responsible for a dishonest act.

    He was guilty of cheating at cards.

    Etymology: From gilty, gulty, from gyltig, equivalent to .

  4. guilty(Adjective)

    Judged to have committed a crime.

    The guilty man was led away.

    Etymology: From gilty, gulty, from gyltig, equivalent to .

  5. guilty(Adjective)

    Having a sense of guilt

    Do you have a guilty conscience?

    Etymology: From gilty, gulty, from gyltig, equivalent to .

  6. guilty(Adjective)

    Blameworthy.

    I have a guilty secret.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [AS. gyltig liable. See Guilt.]

  2. Guilty

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

    Etymology: [AS. gyltig liable. See Guilt.]

  3. Guilty

    conscious; cognizant

    Etymology: [AS. gyltig liable. See Guilt.]

  4. Guilty

    condemned to payment

    Etymology: [AS. gyltig liable. See Guilt.]

Freebase

  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
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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. Jules Epstein:

    The bottom line is you're not going to get a not guilty in this case, i don't think the defense is arguing that. So every move is with an eye on the end game and that is avoiding death.

  2. Craig Hicks:

    Ive wanted to plead guilty since day one.

  3. Euripides:

    Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.

  4. Marco Respinti:

    China used the coronavirus in many ways, in one way for propaganda reasons, we know the Chinese regime is guilty for the coronavirus, at least in delaying vital information and responsible for thousands of deaths around the world.

  5. Joy Behar:

    They’ll get their way andthen we’ll find out the guy is guilty. What good is that? Then you’ll have to impeach a Supreme Court justice.

Images & Illustrations of guilty

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