guilt‧y S2 W3
feeling very ashamed and sad because you know that you have done something wrong
She looked self-conscious and guilty.
It was his guilty conscience that made him offer to help.
having done something that is a crime [≠ innocent]
of a crime
He pleaded guilty to two charges of theft.
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 person who has done something illegal or wrong