(noun, adjective)


1. responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

- guilty of murder

- the guilty person

- secret guilty deeds

Similar word(s): inculpative, inculpatory, blamable, blameable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, culpable, bloodguilty, chargeable, indictable, criminal, delinquent, finable, fineable, punishable, unrighteous

2. showing a sense of guilt

- a guilty look

Similar word(s): ashamed, hangdog, shamed, shamefaced

Sentences with guilty as an adjective:

- He was guilty of cheating at cards.

- The guilty man was led away.

- Do you have a guilty conscience?

- I have a guilty secret.


1. (law) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.

2. (law) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.

3. One who is declared guilty of a crime.