• (America) IPA: /ˈɡɪl.ti/, [ˈɡɪl.ti]

guilty (comparative guiltier, superlative guiltiest)

  1. Responsible for a dishonest act.
    He was guilty of cheating at cards.
  2. (legal) Judged to have committed a crime.
    The guilty man was led away.
  3. Having a sense of guilt.
    Do you have a guilty conscience?
  4. Blameworthy.
    I have a guilty secret.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter II, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
      At twilight in the summer […] the mice come out. They […] eat the luncheon crumbs. Mr. Checkly, for instance, always brought his dinner in a paper parcel in his coat-tail pocket, and ate it when so disposed, sprinkling crumbs lavishly—the only lavishment of which he was ever guilty—on the floor.
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  • German: schuldig, tadelnswert, tadelnswürdig

guilty (plural guilties)

  1. (legal) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.
  2. (legal) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
  3. One who is declared guilty of a crime.

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