Associations to the word «Guilty»


GUILTY, adjective. Responsible for a dishonest act.
GUILTY, adjective. (legal) Judged to have committed a crime.
GUILTY, adjective. Having a sense of guilt.
GUILTY, adjective. Blameworthy.
GUILTY, noun. (legal) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.
GUILTY, noun. (legal) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
GUILTY, noun. One who is declared guilty of a crime.
GUILTY AS SIN, adjective. (simile) (colloquial) Unquestionably guilty.
GUILTY PLEASURE, noun. (idiomatic) Something that brings pleasure but is considered taboo, unadvisable or lowbrow.
GUILTY PLEASURES, noun. Plural of guilty pleasure

Dictionary definition

GUILTY, adjective. Responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds".
GUILTY, adjective. Showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.