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guilty

guilt·y

guilty

 
pronunciation:
gIl ti
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: guiltier, guiltiest
definition 1: characterized by or feeling guilt or regret.
When I asked her what happened to the car, a guilty look came over her face.He felt guilty that his sister had had the entire burden of caring for their mother.
synonyms:
contrite, penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant
antonyms:
clean, clear, guiltless, innocent, unrepentant
similar words:
responsible
definition 2: responsible for the commission of a crime, bad act, or other offense; culpable.
The judge sent the guilty man to prison.She was found to be guilty of this and other crimes.He knew he was guilty of neglecting his family.The company was found guilty of violating safety standards.
synonyms:
culpable
antonyms:
guiltless, inculpable, innocent
similar words:
blameworthy, criminal, responsible, sinful, to blame, wrong
derivations: guiltily (adv.), guiltiness (n.)
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The word guilty contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.