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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guilty  \Guilt"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Gultier};  superl.  {Guiltiest}.] 
  [AS.  gyltig  liable.  See  {Guilt}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  They  answered  and  said  He  is  guilty  of  death. 
  --Matt.  xxvi. 
  66. 
 
  Nor  he  nor  you  were  guilty  of  the  strife. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Evincing  or  indicating  guilt;  involving  guilt;  as  a 
  guilty  look  a  guilty  act  a  guilty  feeling. 
 
  3.  Conscious;  cognizant.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  4.  Condemned  to  payment.  [Obs.  &  R.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guilty 
  adj  1:  responsible  for  or  chargeable  with  a  reprehensible  act  or 
  marked  by  guilt;  "guilty  of  murder";  "the  guilty 
  person";  "secret  guilty  deeds";  "a  guilty  conscience"; 
  "guilty  behavior"  [ant:  {innocent}] 
  2:  showing  a  sense  of  guilt;  "a  guilty  look";  "the  hangdog  and 
  shamefaced  air  of  the  retreating  enemy"-  Eric  Linklater 
  [syn:  {hangdog},  {shamefaced},  {shamed}] 




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