Meaning of “guilty” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈɡɪlti/

B1 ashamed because you have done something wrong:

[ + about + doing sth ] I feel so guilty about not going to see them.

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B2 having broken a law:

The jury found her guilty (= decided that she was guilty of a crime).
They found him guilty of rape.
guiltily adverb
guiltiness noun [ U ]

(Definition of “guilty” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)