responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act
"guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"
guilty, hangdog, shamefaced, shamed(adj)
showing a sense of guilt
"a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
Responsible for a dishonest act.
He was guilty of cheating at cards.
A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
The guilty man was led away.
Do you have a guilty conscience?
I have a guilty secret.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use guilty in a sentence?
We are likely to enter a guilty plea.
Vladimir Vladimirovich has made clear our terms which will allow to restore our relations: apologies, punishment for those guilty and compensation, the first has happened, we are now waiting for the second and third.
They don't have to exonerate him, Attorney General William Barr got ta prove he's guilty, even for impeachment.
Bereaved families often feel guilty and wonder if they could do more for the patient, if they believed sedation shortened survival, their guilty feeling may become deeper. Our study indicated that continuous deep sedation did not shorten patient life or change patient’s dying process.
I would like to proceed, your honor, because you're guilty of this offense?
Translations for guilty
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- reprovable, culpableCatalan, Valencian
- vinen, vinnýCzech
- schuldig, tadelnswürdig, schuldbewusst, fehlbar, tadelnswertGerman
- ruma, syyllinen, likainenFinnish
- 有罪, やましいJapanese
- schëllegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- vaininiece, vainīgs, vaininieks, atbildīgsLatvian
- oskarżony, winny, winien, winnaPolish
- виновный, виноватыйRussian
- skamsen, skyldigSwedish
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