Hypertext Webster Gateway: "guilty"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Guilty \Guilt"y\, a. [Compar. {Gultier}; superl. {Guiltiest}.]
[AS. gyltig liable. See {Guilt}.]
1. 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

They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
--Matt. xxvi.

Nor he, nor you, were guilty of the strife.

2. Evincing or indicating guilt; involving guilt; as, a
guilty look; a guilty act; a guilty feeling.

3. Conscious; cognizant. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

4. Condemned to payment. [Obs. & R.] --Dryden.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; or
marked by guilt; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty
person"; "secret guilty deeds"; "a guilty conscience";
"guilty behavior" [ant: {innocent}]
2: showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and
shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
[syn: {hangdog}, {shamefaced}, {shamed}]

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