Guilty - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɪlti|  American pronunciation of the word guilty
Brit.  |ˈɡɪlti|  British pronunciation of the word guilty


- showing a sense of guilt(syn: hangdog, shamed, shamefaced)

a guilty look


Do you think he's innocent or guilty?

Will the defendant plead guilty or not guilty?

The children exchanged guilty looks.

He was acting like someone with a guilty conscience.

There's no need to feel guilty about it.

The jury found him guilty of murder.

A guilty conscience is a self-accuser.

I feel really guilty at forgetting her birthday again.

She looked self-conscious and guilty.

It was his guilty conscience that made him offer to help.

The jury found her guilty of murder.

He was found not guilty of the death of PC Jones.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of theft.

Some journalists are guilty of reporting scandal in order to sell papers.

He was found guilty but was granted leave to appeal against the verdict.

Word forms

comparative: guiltier
superlative: guiltiest
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