from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; deserving of blame; culpable: guilty of cheating; the guilty party.
- adj. Law Adjudged to have committed a crime.
- adj. Suffering from or prompted by a sense of guilt: a guilty conscience.
- adj. Hinting at or entailing guilt: a guilty smirk; a guilty secret. See Synonyms at blameworthy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Responsible for a dishonest act.
- adj. Judged to have committed a crime.
- adj. Having a sense of guilt
- adj. Blameworthy.
- n. A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.
- n. A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
- n. One who is declared guilty of a crime.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having incurred guilt; criminal; morally delinquent; wicked; chargeable with, or responsible for, something censurable; justly exposed to penalty; -- used with of, and usually followed by the crime, sometimes by the punishment.
- adj. Evincing or indicating guilt; involving guilt
- adj. Conscious; cognizant.
- adj. Condemned to payment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having incurred guilt; not innocent; morally or legally delinquent; culpable; specifically, having committed a crime or an offense, or having violated a law, civil or moral, by an overt act or by neglect, and by reason of that act or neglect liable to punishment.
- Characterized by or constituting guilt or criminality; of a culpable character; wicked: as, a guilty deed; a guilty intent.
- Pertaining or relating to guilt; indicating or expressing guilt; employed in or connected with wrong-doing.
- Liable; owing; liable to the penalty: with of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing a sense of guilt
- adj. responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act
From Middle English gilty, gulty, from Old English gyltiġ ("offending, guilty"), equivalent to guilt + -y. (Wiktionary)