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guilty

adjective
     
guilt‧y S2 W3
1

ashamed

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.
2

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.
4

the guilty party

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

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