Guilt·y a. [Compar. Gultier superl. Guiltiest.]
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 punishment; as, guilty of murder.
They answered and said, He is guilty of death. --Matt. xxvi. 66.
Nor he, nor you, were guilty of the strife. --Dryden.
2. Evincing or indicating guilt; involving guilt; as, a guilty look; a guilty act; a guilty feeling.
3. Conscious; cognizant. [Obs.]
4. Condemned to payment. [Obs. & R.]
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]
[also: guiltiest, guiltier]