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Synonyms for guilty
ˈgɪl tiguilty

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Wiktionary4.0 / 3 votes

  1. guiltyadjective

    Antonyms:
    innocent, not guilty

  2. guiltynoun

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

    He was guilty of cheating at cards.

    Antonyms:
    innocent, not guilty

  3. guiltyadjective

    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 Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  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 WordNet4.0 / 4 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. guiltyadjective

    Synonyms:
    criminal, culpable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. guiltyadjective

    Synonyms:
    culpable, punishable, criminal, peccant, sinful

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How to use guilty in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    If I thought he was guilty of something like this, sure.

  2. Nicholas Smith:

    It was played to manipulate you into confusing your dislike for a politician with whether these men are guilty of a crime, whatever the former president’s personal crimes are, you have seen no evidence that Mr. Trump conspired with Ethan Nordean from Seattle.

  3. Judge Maureen Skerda:

    I know you maintain your innocence, but you have been found guilty by a jury of your peers, and the court must hold you accountable.

  4. Robert Nance:

    I do understand that I’m guilty, and I accept that, there’s nothing more that I know to say to you all than I am truly sorry for what I’ve done to all these families.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    This guilty verdict serves as an official proclamation of what so many of us have known for nearly a year: George Floyd was murdered by an officer who was sworn to protect and serve.


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