Having incurred guilt; criminal; morally delinquent; wicked; chargeable with, or responsible for, something censurable; justly exposed to penalty; -- used with of, and usually followed by the crime, sometimes by the punishment.
- Responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; deserving of blame; culpable: guilty of cheating; the guilty party.
- Law Adjudged to have committed a crime.
- Suffering from or prompted by a sense of guilt: a guilty conscience.
- Hinting at or entailing guilt: a guilty smirk; a guilty secret. See Synonyms at blameworthy.