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guilty

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of guilty

  1. suffering from or expressive of a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing she was burdened with a guilty conscience after stealing the newspaper from the newsstand Synonyms of guilty ashamed, shamed, shamefaced Words Related to guilty apologetic, contrite, penitent, remorseful, repentant, sorry; compunctious, regretful, rueful; penitential; blushing, chagrined, embarrassed, hangdog, sheepish; blamable, blameworthy, culpable Near Antonyms of guilty impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic, unrepentant; brazen, cheeky, impudent; blameless, guiltless, innocent Antonyms of guilty shameless, unashamed

Synonym Discussion of guilty

blameworthy, blamable, guilty, culpable mean deserving reproach or punishment. blameworthy and blamable apply to any degree of reprehensibility.
    • conduct adjudged blameworthy
    • an accident for which no one is blamable
guilty implies responsibility for or consciousness of crime, sin, or, at the least, grave error or misdoing.
    • guilty of a breach of etiquette
culpable is weaker than guilty and is likely to connote malfeasance or errors of ignorance, omission, or negligence.
    • culpable neglect


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