- guilt|yW3S2 [ˈgılti] adj▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(ashamed)¦2¦(of a crime)¦34 the guilty party▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1.) ¦(ASHAMED)¦feeling very ashamed and sad because you know that you have done something wrongguilty about/at▪ I feel really guilty at forgetting her birthday again.▪ She looked self-conscious and guilty.▪ It was his guilty conscience that made him offer to help.2.) ¦(OF A CRIME)¦having done something that is a crime≠ ↑innocent guilty of▪ The jury found her guilty of murder.▪ He was found not guilty of the death of PC Jones.▪ He pleaded guilty to two charges of theft.3.) responsible for behaviour that is morally or socially unacceptablebe guilty of doing sth▪ Some journalists are guilty of reporting scandal in order to sell papers.4.) the guilty partyformal the person who has done something illegal or wrong>guiltily adv
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.