1. [ adjective ] (criminal law) responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; or marked by guilt

"guilty of murder" "the guilty person" "secret guilty deeds" "a guilty conscience" "guilty behavior"

Related terms: innocent condemned punishable criminal bloodguilty chargeable at_fault delinquent finable guilt-ridden red-handed conscience-smitten blameworthy unrighteous inculpatory
2. [ adjective ] showing a sense of guilt
Synonyms: shamefaced shamed hangdog

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

Related terms: ashamed
Similar spelling:   guilt