- guilt|y [ `gılti ] adjective ***1. ) ashamed and sorry because you have done something wrong:You shouldn't feel guilty all the time you've done nothing to be ashamed of.guilty about: I still feel guilty about things I said to my mother when I was a teenager.guilty conscience (=a feeling that you have done something wrong): It was a clear sign that he had a guilty conscience.a ) a guilty fact is one that you feel guilty about:There goes a man with a guilty secret.2. ) LEGAL someone who is guilty has committed a crime:find someone guilty/not guilty of something (=officially decide that they are guilty/not guilty): He was found guilty of manslaughter.plead guilty to something (=say that you are guilty): Wright pleaded guilty to all charges.a ) guilty of someone who is guilty of something has done it:Patrick knew that he was guilty of lying.This government is guilty of much talk and little action.the guilty partythe person or people who have done something wrong╾ guilt|i|ly adverb:A footstep in the doorway made her leap, guiltily, to her feet.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.