guilty ( guiltier comparative) ( guiltiest superlative )
1 adj If you feel guilty, you feel unhappy because you think that you have done something wrong or have failed to do something which you should have done.
usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about n
I feel so guilty, leaving all this to you..., When she saw me she looked guilty.
guiltily adv ADV with v
He glanced guiltily over his shoulder.
2 adj Guilty is used of an action or fact that you feel guilty about.
Many may be keeping it a guilty secret..., I leave with a guilty sense of relief.
3 adj If someone is guiltyof a crime or offence, they have committed that crime or offence.
oft ADJ of n/-ing
They were found guilty of murder..., He pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm.
4 adj If someone is guiltyof doing something wrong, they have done that thing.
oft ADJ of n/-ing
He claimed Mr Brooke had been guilty of a `gross error of judgment'..., They will consider whether or not he has been guilty of serious professional misconduct.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 at fault, blameworthy, convicted, criminal, culpable, delinquent, erring, evil, felonious, iniquitous, offending, reprehensible, responsible, sinful, to blame, wicked, wrong
2 ashamed, conscience-stricken, contrite, hangdog, regretful, remorseful, rueful, shamefaced, sheepish, sorry
blameless, innocent, moral, proud, righteous, virtuous
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