guilty

guilty
/'gIlti/ adjective guiltier, guiltiest
1 ASHAMED feeling very ashamed and sad because you have done something that you know is wrong
(+ about): I feel really guilty about forgetting her birthday again. | guilty conscience: My guilty conscience got the better of me, and I went back to apologize.
2 OF A CRIME having done something that is a crime: guilty of: The jury found her guilty of murder. | plead guilty law (=admit in a court of law that you are guilty) | not guilty law (=not guilty of the offence you are charged with in a court of law)
—opposite innocent 1 (1)
3 responsible for behaviour that is morally or socially unacceptable: guilty of doing sth: Lately the press has been guilty of reporting scandal in order to sell papers.
4 guilty party formal the person who has done something illegal or wrong
— guiltily adverb — guiltiness noun (U)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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