Definition of guilty
- Does the defendant plead guilty or not guilty?
- The children exchanged guilty looks.
- guilty consciences
Do you think he's innocent or guilty?
Will the defendant plead guilty or not guilty?
The children exchanged guilty looks.
He was acting like someone with a guilty conscience.
There's no need to feel guilty about it.
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: responsible for committing a crime or doing something bad or wrong
: showing that you know you have done something bad or wrong
: feeling bad because you have done something bad or wrong or because you believe you have done something bad or wrong
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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