Translation of "guilty" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈɡɪl.ti/ us /ˈɡɪl.ti/

guilty adjective (FEELING)

B1 feeling guilt

I feel so guilty about forgetting her birthday. 我忘了她的生日,深感內疚。
She must have done something wrong, because she's looking so guilty. 她一定是做錯甚麼事了,因為她一臉愧疚。
You've got a guilty conscience - that's why you can't sleep. 你問心有愧——所以會睡不著覺。

More examples

  • Don't make me feel guilty.
  • I feel guilty about leaving you here all on your own.
  • I was feeling a bit guilty about having shouted at her.
  • You have a guilty look on your face.
  • The look of reproach on his face made her feel guilty.

guilty adjective (RESPONSIBLE)

B2 responsible for breaking a law

The jury has to decide whether a person is guilty or innocent of a crime. 陪審團必須就一個人是否有罪作出裁決。
A person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 一個被指控犯罪的人在被證明有罪之前是假定無罪的。
The defendent pleaded guilty (= they formally admitted their guilt in court) to the charge of manslaughter. 這家公司在法庭上認罪,承認了對其過失殺人罪的指控。
the guilty party

the person who has done something wrong or who has committed a crime


More examples

  • The tobacco companies may be guilty of contempt of court for refusing to produce the documents.
  • Without corroboration from forensic tests, it will be difficult to prove that the suspect is guilty.
  • He was found guilty of defrauding the Internal Revenue Service.
  • If found guilty, he faces six months in jail and a heavy fine.
  • He would be found guilty under a strict interpretation of the law.

(Translation of “guilty” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)