guilty

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English language.svg Енглески

Etymology

From Средњи Енглески gilty, gulty, from Стари Енглески gyltiġ (offending, guilty); equivalent to guilt +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

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  • (US) МФА(кључ): /ˈɡɪl.ti/
  • Риме: -ɪlti

Adjective

guilty (comparative guiltier or more guilty, superlative guiltiest or most guilty)

  1. Responsible for a dishonest act.
    He was guilty of cheating at cards.
  2. (legal) Judged to have committed a crime.
    The guilty man was led away.
  3. Having a sense of guilt.
    Do you have a guilty conscience?
    • Шаблон:RQ:Churchill Celebrity
    • 2020 децембар 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, strana 68:
      The numbers thin out the further we get from London, so I don't feel guilty when I remove my mask momentarily to scoff some of the snacks I'd bought at Marylebone.
  4. Blameworthy.
    I have a guilty secret.
    • Шаблон:RQ:Thackeray Pendennis
    • Шаблон:RQ:Besant Ivory Gate
      At twilight in the summerv [] the mice come out. Theyv [] veat the luncheon crumbs. Mr. Checkly, for instance, always brought his dinner in a paper parcel in his coat-tail pocket, and ate it when so disposed, sprinkling crumbs lavishly—the only lavishment of which he was ever guilty—on the floor.

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Noun

guilty (plural guiltys)

  1. (legal) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.
  2. (legal) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
  3. One who is declared guilty of a crime.
    • 1997, David Brinkley, “June 5, 1983”, in Everyone Is Entitled to My Opinion[1], →ISBN, strana 32:
      The not guilties walked out and went to work if they had jobs; the guilties were hauled away to spend maybe thirty days on the county farm growing cabbage.