Definition of 'guilty'

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The don was arrested and found not guilty of murder. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It makes you feel guilty and ashamed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We see the logic behind withholding the names of very young offenders guilty of lesser crimes. The Sun (2016)But it would have felt slightly like a guilty pleasure clapping the other fella. The Sun (2016)It makes me feel really guilty. The Sun (2016)Yesterday he was jailed for a minimum 25 years after a jury found him guilty of murder. The Sun (2016)I instantly felt guilty for thinking of myself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A not guilty plea was heard. The Sun (2016)You have no need to feel guilty. The Sun (2015)Not all those accused of a crime are guilty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They will watch harbouring their guilty secret. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Since they feel guilty anyway they might as well do something to feel guilty about. Vera Peiffer POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)Yesterday the judge took into account his early guilty plea. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The government is guilty of muddled thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. The Sun (2008)We feel guilty so we try to make it up. Christianity Today (2000)All were guilty of capital offences according to one side or the other. Hugh Bicheno REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)He pleaded guilty to the crime and was given nine life sentences. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are hidden away like a guilty secret. The Sun (2016)He has clearly been found guilty of something he did to her. The Sun (2015)She feels guilty and thinks it should have been her as she was driving. The Sun (2009)All three defendants had pleaded not guilty to murder. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They do not say he is guilty but feel questions must be answered. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All of which serves to prove that photography is a guilty pleasure with an intrinsically ropey relationship to trust. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We will use this to help ensure there is a day of reckoning for anyone guilty of any crimes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In court 88% of those found guilty of motoring offences are men. Times, Sunday Times (2006)When you are guilty of an error, all you can do is put it out of your mind and forget it. The Sun (2013)The previous day he said that he considered himself'morally guilty' but it was up to the court to decide if he was legally guilty. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'guilty'

British English: guilty /ˈɡɪltɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If you feel guilty, you feel unhappy because you have done something bad or have failed to do something which you should have done.
I feel so guilty, leaving all this work to you.
  • American English: guilty
  • Arabic: مُذْنِب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: culpado
  • Chinese: 犯罪的
  • Croatian: kriv
  • Czech: vinen
  • Danish: skyldig
  • Dutch: schuldig
  • European Spanish: culpable
  • Finnish: syyllinen
  • French: coupable
  • German: schuldig
  • Greek: ένοχος
  • Italian: colpevole
  • Japanese: 有罪の
  • Korean: 유죄의
  • Norwegian: skyldig
  • Polish: winny
  • European Portuguese: culpado
  • Romanian: vinovat
  • Russian: виновный
  • Spanish: culpable
  • Swedish: skyldig
  • Thai: รู้สึกผิด
  • Turkish: suçlu
  • Ukrainian: винний
  • Vietnamese: có tội


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