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guilty meaning

EN[ˈɡɪl.ti] [-ɪlti]
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    Definition of guilty in English Dictionary

  • NounPLguiltiesSUF-y
    1. (law) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.
      1. (law) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
        1. One who is declared guilty of a crime.
          1. 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.
      2. AdjectiveCOMguiltierSUPguiltiest
        1. Responsible for a dishonest act.
          1. He was guilty of cheating at cards. ‎
        2. (law) Judged to have committed a crime.
          1. The guilty man was led away. ‎
        3. Having a sense of guilt.
          1. Do you have a guilty conscience? ‎
        4. Blameworthy.
          1. I have a guilty secret. ‎
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Mr. Martin was found guilty of defrauding the Commonwealth by making false welfare claims.
          • And even though a moment earlier he had felt guilty not to have taken Dave's anguish more to heart, Claytor found himself annoyed at being caught red-handedly dogless .
          • John already feels guilty for what he did to you. Don't rub salt into his wounds.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • It's up to the prosecution to prove that the defendant is guilty.
          • It lies upon the prosecution to prove that the defendant is guilty.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -y
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en guiltylike
            2. en guiltyness
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            4. en guilty pleasure
            5. en guilty pleasures
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of guilty for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "guilty" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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