guilt‧y S2 W3


feeling very ashamed and sad because you know that you have done something wrong
guilty about/at
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.

of a crime

having done something that is a crime [≠ innocent]
guilty of
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.
3 responsible for behaviour that is morally or socially unacceptable
be guilty of doing something
Some journalists are guilty of reporting scandal in order to sell papers.

the guilty party

formal the person who has done something illegal or wrong
guiltily adverb

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