2. [syn: guilty, hangdog, shamefaced, shamed]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
punishment; as, guilty of murder.
They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act;
"guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty
deeds" [ant: clean-handed, guiltless, innocent]
2: showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and
shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater [syn:
guilty, hangdog, shamefaced, shamed]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "guilty":
accountable, amiss, answerable, apologetic, arraignable, ashamed,
at fault, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable,
conscience-stricken, contrite, criminal, culpable, delinquent,
embarrassed, faulty, impeachable, impeached, implicated,
incriminated, inculpated, indictable, indicted, involved,
offending, peccant, penitent, red-faced, regretful, remorseful,
repentant, reprehensible, reproachable, reprovable, responsible,
rueful, sheepish, sinful, sorrowful, sorry, to blame, unholy,