guilty


guilty
guilt|y [ `gılti ] adjective ***
1. ) ashamed and sorry because you have done something wrong:
You shouldn't feel guilty all the time you've done nothing to be ashamed of.
guilty about: I still feel guilty about things I said to my mother when I was a teenager.
guilty conscience (=a feeling that you have done something wrong): It was a clear sign that he had a guilty conscience.
a ) a guilty fact is one that you feel guilty about:
There goes a man with a guilty secret.
2. ) LEGAL someone who is guilty has committed a crime:
find someone guilty/not guilty of something (=officially decide that they are guilty/not guilty): He was found guilty of manslaughter.
plead guilty to something (=say that you are guilty): Wright pleaded guilty to all charges.
a ) guilty of someone who is guilty of something has done it:
Patrick knew that he was guilty of lying.
This government is guilty of much talk and little action.
the guilty party
the person or people who have done something wrong
╾ guilt|i|ly adverb:
A footstep in the doorway made her leap, guiltily, to her feet.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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