Synonyms of 'guilty'
1 ashamedDictionary, sorry, ruefulWhen she saw me, she looked extremely guilty.
She was ashamed that she looked so shabby.
She was very sorry about all the trouble she'd caused.
He shook his head and gave me a rueful smile.
He looked a little sheepish when he answered.
He was so contrite that he wrote me a letter of apology.
He was genuinely remorseful.
He gave a regretful smile.
There was a long silence and my father looked shamefaced.
a hangdog look
2 culpableDictionary, responsible, convictedThey were found guilty of manslaughter.The guilty pair were caught red-handed.
Their decision to do nothing makes them culpable.
He felt responsible for her death.
Who is to blame here?
photos of the erring politician back in the bosom of his supportive family
He didn't accept that he was at fault.
behaving in the most reprehensible manner
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feeling anxious or guilty
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Thesaurus for guilty from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you feel guilty , you feel unhappy because you think that you have done something wrong or have failed to do something which you should have done.