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Synonyms for guilty
ˈgɪl tiguilty

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Wiktionary

  1. guiltynoun

    Antonyms:
    innocent, not guilty

  2. guiltyadjective

    Responsible for a dishonest act.

    He was guilty of cheating at cards.

    Antonyms:
    innocent, not guilty

  3. guiltyadjective

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

    The guilty man was led away.

    Antonyms:
    not guilty, innocent

  4. guiltyadjective

    Do you have a guilty conscience?

    Antonyms:
    innocent, not guilty

  5. guiltyadjective

    I have a guilty secret.

    Antonyms:
    not guilty, innocent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guilty

    Every criminal act is illegal or unlawful, but illegal or unlawful acts may not be criminal. Offenses against public law are criminal; offenses against private rights are merely illegal or unlawful. As a general rule, all acts punishable by fine or imprisonment or both, are criminal in view of the law. It is illegal for a man to trespass on another's land, but it is not criminal; the trespasser is liable to a civil suit for damages, but not to indictment, fine, or imprisonment. A felonious act is a criminal act of an aggravated kind, which is punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary or by death. A flagitious crime is one that brings public odium. Vicious refers to the indulgence of evil appetites, habits, or passions; vicious acts are not necessarily criminal, or even illegal; we speak of a vicious horse. That which is iniquitous, i. e., contrary to equity, may sometimes be done under the forms of law. Ingratitude is sinful, hypocrisy is wicked, but neither is punishable by human law; hence, neither is criminal or illegal. Compare SIN.

    Synonyms:
    abominable, criminal, culpable, felonious, flagitious, illegal, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, sinful, unlawful, vicious, vile, wicked, wrong

    Antonyms:
    innocent, just, lawful, legal, meritorious, moral, right, virtuous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guiltyadjective

    responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

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

    Synonyms:
    shamed, hangdog, shamefaced

    Antonyms:
    acquitted, exculpated, vindicated, unashamed, guiltless, clean-handed, innocent, blameless, exonerated, absolved, unimpeachable, not guilty, irreproachable, inculpable, clear, cleared

  2. guilty, hangdog, shamefaced, shamedadjective

    showing a sense of guilt

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

    Synonyms:
    shamefaced, sheepish, disgraced, shamed, discredited, dishonored, hangdog

    Antonyms:
    not guilty, irreproachable, unashamed, inculpable, cleared, innocent, blameless, acquitted, exculpated, clean-handed, absolved, guiltless, exonerated, vindicated, clear, unimpeachable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. guiltyadjective

    Synonyms:
    criminal, culpable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. guiltyadjective

    Synonyms:
    culpable, punishable, criminal, peccant, sinful

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How to use guilty in a sentence?

  1. Link Starbureiy:

    We are all guilty of using the present to create a future that justifies the past.

  2. Wayne Allen Huntsman:

    I plead guilty because I did it.

  3. Steve Fishman:

    At one point, Bernie Madoff cornered the hot chocolate market, bernie Madoff bought up every package of Swiss Miss from the commissary and sold Swiss Miss for a profit in the prison yard. Bernie Madoff monopolized hot chocolate ! Bernie Madoff made Swiss Miss so that if you wanted any, you had to go through Bernie Madoff. Bernie Madoff, once the Nasdaq chairman, used Bernie Madoff reputation and savvy to dupe sophisticated investors, regulators and Wall Street banks. Bernie Madoff confessed in December 2008 that Bernie Madoff was running a multi decade Ponzi scheme and that more than $ 65 billion Bernie Madoff claimed to have on hand for investors had dwindled to a few hundred million dollars from an original investment of about $ 20 billion. Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to fraud and is serving a 150-year prison sentence in Butner, N.C. Fishman reportedly hosts an Audible series called.

  4. Marlene Dietrich:

    A new kind of award has been added -- the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public. The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given. Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television.

  5. Evelyn Yang:

    He remembered that I had made this comment and he felt so bad. He felt guilty that he didn't make the connection or ask me more, he felt terrible for me, and I think that's what I was trying to prevent by not telling him in the first place.

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