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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a guilty secret (=a secret that someone feels guilty about)
▪ He had finally discovered Jo’s guilty secret.
a guilty/not guilty verdict
▪ The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict.
a guilty/not guilty verdict
▪ The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict.
a guilty/troubled conscience (=the knowledge that you have done something wrong)
▪ His guilty conscience kept him awake at night.
a verdict of guilty/not guilty
▪ The jury took only twenty minutes to return a verdict of guilty.
a verdict of guilty/not guilty
▪ The jury took only twenty minutes to return a verdict of guilty.
be guilty of murder
▪ They had wished him dead, but that did not make them guilty of murder.
find sb guilty/not guilty (of sth)
▪ Both men were found guilty of illegally entering the country.
find sb guilty/not guilty (of sth)
▪ Both men were found guilty of illegally entering the country.
have a clear/guilty etc conscience
▪ Does he have a guilty conscience about his role in the crime?
plead guilty to a charge (=say formally in court that you are guilty)
▪ The youth pleaded guilty to a charge of arson.
plead guilty/not guilty/innocent
▪ Henderson pled guilty to burglary.
plead guilty/not guilty/innocent
▪ Henderson pled guilty to burglary.
prove sb guilty/innocent
▪ The law states that you are innocent until proved guilty.
the jury finds sb guilty/not guilty
▪ The jury found him guilty of murder.
the jury finds sb guilty/not guilty
▪ The jury found him guilty of murder.
▪ Whenever her family had been mentioned she looked as guilty as hell.
▪ I was as guilty as anyone.
▪ I am certainly as guilty as everyone else.
▪ Mark my words, he feels as guilty as all hell for what he did, which explains the verbal abuse.
▪ I feel just as guilty because I have been here five Sundays and not come to church on any of them.
▪ I felt so guilty, do you see, yet I felt so angry with myself for feeling that way.
▪ At first I felt so guilty and apologized profusely even though I remembered nothing.
▪ Donna looked at him again, wondering why she felt so guilty to be sitting at the table with this man.
▪ Did she look so guilty because she thought Liz might have overheard what she'd been saying to Jimmy?
▪ She felt so guilty for not telling him what he was in for.
▪ Afterwards I would feel so guilty that I tried to make myself sick but actually, it never worked.
▪ Obviously he behaved in a highly suspicious manner today, but a guilty conscience can inspire one to do strange things.
▪ Rob said. --- Thisis a guilty conscience.
▪ A guilty conscience is apparent to its owner.
▪ Capitalism, in the United States, has often had a guilty conscience.
▪ Neil had a guilty conscience and Jessica had known it.
▪ She owed her father nothing, not even the duty to clear his guilty conscience at the end.
▪ Failure was an abdication of personal responsibility, a cause of a guilty conscience.
▪ The rest of the audience cranes its collective neck to spot the guilty party.
▪ Say they believed they had the guilty parties.
▪ The Justice Department could not ask for damages or seek penalties against the guilty parties.
▪ How dared he act as though she were the guilty party?
▪ Yet economic mismanagement at home will often be the guiltier party. % % Rrrrrrrrecession?
▪ Some critics might favour the pragmatic solution of convicting both, to ensure that the guilty party does not escape justice.
▪ Fines of up to 10 percent of the worldwide turnover of the guilty parties may be imposed.
▪ Exxon subsequently withdrew guilty pleas to four misdemeanour charges relating to the spill, thereby formally dissolving the out of court settlement.
▪ The prosecutions that did not end until this year resulted in 14 convictions and guilty pleas.
▪ It can withdraw its guilty pleas and go to trial.
▪ Maryland authorities obtained a guilty plea from him to charges of securities violations, he admits.
▪ It can let its guilty pleas stand and then take its chances in court.
▪ The division brought charges against thirty-six Klan defendants in thirteen cases, resulting in fifteen guilty pleas.
▪ But the verdicts showed that the jury believed Hale despite his guilty plea and his admitted lies.
▪ The Justice Department also obtained guilty pleas in several cases.
▪ He denied a further 10 theft and deception offences and not guilty verdicts were recorded.
▪ If prosecutors win guilty verdicts, they could ask for maximum prison terms.
▪ Today the jury were ordered to enter a formal not guilty verdict.
▪ He then sunk his head into his hand as the ensuing guilty verdicts were announced.
▪ The second guilty verdict has merely persuaded more people that the charges were groundless.
▪ It was also a victory for those who have concluded Simpson escaped a guilty verdict in his criminal trial.
▪ The jury delivered the not guilty verdicts on the fourth day of the trial.
▪ The guilty verdict and death sentence brought little relief.
as miserable/ugly/guilty as sin
guilty/shy/mad/angry etc as hell
▪ I was as angry as hell.
▪ Lucy was shy as hell, and Jay was sure and easy.
▪ She washed spiders down the plughole, and felt guilty as hell about it.
▪ Strong, dedicated, skilful, passionate, intelligent and as angry as hell.
▪ The Jaguar is reported to have crashed in a distant country, mad as hell.
▪ These people were mad as hell.
▪ Whenever her family had been mentioned she looked as guilty as hell.
▪ A 23-year-old woman was found guilty of murder in the Central Court today.
▪ Davis was found guilty of abducting and killing Polly Klaas.
▪ Roberts pleaded guilty to driving without insurance.
▪ The guilty were each given a life sentence.
▪ The jury found Sewell guilty and he was sent to prison.
▪ He later pleaded guilty to eight perjury counts resulting from testimony in drug cases.
▪ I felt so guilty, do you see, yet I felt so angry with myself for feeling that way.
▪ Most therapists are probably guilty of at least one of these faults at some point in their career.
▪ Parents feel guilty, even if there is no way they could have influenced events.
▪ Perhaps you felt guilty about ignoring a charity collection, and so decided to punish yourself?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Guilty \Guilt"y\, a. [Compar. Gultier; superl. Guiltiest.]

  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; as, guilty of murder.

    They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
    --Matt. xxvi. 66.

    Nor he, nor you, were guilty of the strife.

  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.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English gyltig, from gylt (see guilt (n.)). Of conscience, feelings, etc., 1590s. Meaning "person who is guilty" is from 1540s. To plead not guilty is from 15c.; to plead guilty is 19c., though, as OED notes, "Guilty is technically not a plea, but a confession."


a. 1 responsible for a dishonest act. 2 (lb en legal) judged to have committed a crime. 3 Having a sense of guilt. n. 1 (context legal English) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge. 2 (context legal English) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime. 3 One who is declared guilty of a crime.

  1. adj. 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]

  3. [also: guiltiest, guiltier]

Guilty (Oi Polloi EP)

Guilty is an anarcho-punk 7" EP, by the band Oi Polloi. It was released in 1993 by the Ruptured Ambitions label. The line-up for the recording was Deek Allan (vocals), Rockin' Bob Gilchrist (guitar), Euan (bass) and Murray Xmas (drums). There have been various vinyl pressings of the record, each with a different colour label and artwork.


Guilty commonly refers to the feeling of guilt, an experience that occurs when a person believes having violated a moral standard.

Guilty or The Guilty may also refer to:

Guilty (album)

Guilty is the first full-length studio album from hardcore punk band, Straight Faced. It was released in September, 1995 on Fearless Records.

Guilty (Richard Whiting, Harry Akst and Gus Kahn song)

"Guilty" is a popular song published in 1931. The music was written by Richard A. Whiting and Harry Akst. The lyrics were written by Gus Kahn.

The song was popularized by Margaret Whiting (Richard Whiting's daughter) and by Johnny Desmond in 1946. The Whiting recording was made on October 9, 1946, and released by Capitol Records (catalog number 324). It reached No. 4 on the Billboard chart. The Desmond recording was made on December 6, 1946, and released by RCA Victor (catalog number 20-2109). It reached No. 12 on the Billboard chart.

An early version was featured on the soundtrack of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 2001 film, Amélie, a Decca recording made on December 2, 1931 by Al Bowlly, a popular British singer of the thirties, accompanied by Roy Fox and his Orchestra. Al Bowlly also recorded the song on several other occasions.

Other recordings were made by:

  • Bing Crosby on November 7, 1931, recorded on radio, for Cremo Cigars
  • Ruth Etting on September 1, 1931, originally issued on Columbia 2529-D (Matrix 151761-3). Charted at #4.
  • Ella Fitzgerald on January 24, 1947, released by US Decca Records (catalog number 23844)
  • The Four Freshmen on their 1955 album 4 Freshmen and 5 Trombones
  • Billie Holiday on December 27, 1946, for Decca Records.
  • Eve Lombard on April 17, 1947, released by UK Decca Records (catalog number F 8773)
  • Tony Martin on August 21, 1946, released by Mercury Records (catalog number 3042) with the flip side "Dreamland Rendezvous"
  • David Simard and the Da Da's on October 1, 2011
  • The Skyrockets Orchestra Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet Vocal: Doreen Lundy on July 13, 1947, released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label (catalog number BD 5984)
  • Mel Tormé and the Mel-Tones on September 10, 1946, released by Musicraft Records (catalog number 428)
Guilty (Desperate Housewives)

"Guilty" is the eighth episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. The episode was the eighth episode for the show's first season. The episode was written by Kevin Murphy and was directed by Fred Gerber. It originally aired on Sunday, November 28, 2004.

Guilty (video game)

Guilty is a graphical sci-fi adventure game, originally released in 1995 and published by Psygnosis. It is the sequel to Innocent Until Caught.

Guilty (Octavia Sperati EP)

Guilty, the debut EP by Norwegian band Octavia Sperati (then called only Octavia) was released in 2002.

Guilty (The Rasmus song)

"Guilty" is a song by the Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus, originally released on the band's fifth album Dead Letters on March 21, 2003.

The single was released on August 4, 2004 by the record label Playground Music. It was the last single from the album Dead Letters and also features the track " First Day of My Life" (live). The UK version features "Guilty" (US Radio Edit), " Play Dead" and the video of "Guilty".

Guilty (Blue album)

Guilty is the third studio album by English boy band Blue. It was released on 3 November 2003 in the United Kingdom and on 25 November in the United States. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after its release, and it was certified 2x Platinum in December 2003.

The album was particularly successful in the UK, Europe, Japan and New Zealand, and has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. " Guilty", " Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", " Breathe Easy" and " Bubblin'" were released as singles from the album. "Guilty", co-written by Gary Barlow, was the most successful single from the album, peaking at number two in the UK.

Guilty (Barbra Streisand album)

Guilty is the twenty-second studio album by American singer Barbra Streisand released on September 23, 1980 by Columbia Records. It was produced by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and his group's regular production team of Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson.

After the success of the Bee Gees in the late 1970s, there was some time to write songs for other artists and Streisand, one of those artists, asked Gibb to write an album for her. It became her best-selling album to date internationally, with sales between 15–20 million copies worldwide as well as spawning several hit singles. According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set: Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Holland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain. Sweden, Switzerland, and Russia.

The lead single " Woman in Love" became one of the most successful songs of Streisand's music career and spent a total of three weeks at number one in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Two other singles were released, which also peaked within the top ten on Billboard Hot 100: the title track, a duet between Streisand and Gibb, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1981, released as a second single for the album, and became an instant hit, peaking at number three, and " What Kind of Fool", another duet with Gibb, reached number ten for three weeks. The fourth single, "Promises", a more disco-oriented track released in May 1981, reached as high as number forty-eight. This song was also released on Streisand's first commercially released 12" single as a solo artist following her 1979 duet with Donna Summer, " No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", and two promotional singles released for " Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" in 1975, and "The Main Event/Fight" in 1979.

Streisand released a sequel to this album, Guilty Pleasures, in 2005, also produced and largely written by Gibb. Both albums can also be considered partial- collaboration albums, since Streisand not only did two duets with Gibb, but Gibb could also be heard as a background vocalist in a few other songs solely by the artist herself, along with the fact that both singers were on the cover for both albums issued.

Guilty (All song)

"Guilty" is a song by the American punk rock band All, written by drummer Bill Stevenson and released as the second single from the band's 1993 album Breaking Things. The single also includes two more songs recorded during the Breaking Things session that were left off of the album: "All's Fair", written by Stevenson, and "Man's World", written by Stevenson, singer Chad Price, and bassist Karl Alvarez.

Guilty (Mike Oldfield instrumental)

"Guilty" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1979. It reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart. It is notable for being Oldfield's first obvious attempt to capitalise on a current musical trend, in this case disco/ dance music. The UK 12" edition was originally issued on pale blue vinyl.

Guilty (1916 film)

Guilty is a 1916 American silent drama film featuring Harry Carey.

Guilty (Blue song)

"Guilty" is a 2003 single by the British boy band Blue from their third album of the same name. It reached a peak position of No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and placed within the top 40 in many other countries. It was co-written by Gary Barlow, singer-songwriter from the popular boyband Take That.

Guilty (Hugh Cornwell album)

Guilty is a solo album by Hugh Cornwell released in 1997.

The album was released in the US on 23 February 1999 on Velvel Records as Black Hair, Black Eyes, Black Suit with different artwork and two additional tracks: "Jesus Will Weep" and "Not Hungry Enough" and without "Five Miles High".

Guilty (The Statler Brothers song)

"Guilty" is a song written by Don Reid and Harold Reid, and recorded by American country music group The Statler Brothers. It was released in July 1983 as the second single from their album Today. The song peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Guilty (2011 film)

Guilty is a 2011 French drama film directed by Vincent Garenq about the Outreau trial. Garenq was nominated for the 2012 Best Writing (Adaptation) César Award and Philippe Torreton was nominated as Best Actor.

Guilty (PJ Harvey song)

"Guilty" is a song by the English alternative rock musician PJ Harvey. Recorded during the sessions for her ninth studio album The Hope Six Demolition Project, it was released as a non-album single on 13 July 2016 on Island Records.

Guilty (Gravity Kills song)

Guilty is a remix single by Gravity Kills, released by TVT Records.

It also includes the album version of the song, and tracks 6 and 7 include both the remix by tomandandy, and the demo version of "Goodbye".

The Juno Reactor remix of the song was featured in the Stanley Cup FMV sequence in NHL '99 and featured in the film, Beowulf.

Noticeably absent from the "Guilty" single is the song's 'Single Remix', which played on radio stations and garnered Gravity Kills brief mainstream popularity in 1996. However, the single version was included on the Se7en soundtrack, which was released before the band's popularity in 1995. Although the song on the soundtrack is in fact, the 'Single Remix' version, it is not denoted as such on the soundtrack packaging.

"Guilty" was heard in the promo for the fifth season of True Blood.

Guilty (Ayumi Hamasaki album)

Guilty (capitalized as GUILTY) is the ninth studio album by Japanese recording artist Ayumi Hamasaki. It was released on January 1, 2008 by Avex Trax. Guilty marks Hamasaki's ninth consecutive album to be fully produced by Japanese producer and manager Max Matsuura, while she contributes to the album as the lead vocalist, background vocalist, and songwriter to all songs. Recorded in Japanese with minor phrases in English, Guilty is a rock album with numerous musical elements such as rock, heavy metal, electronic music, and pop ballad melodies.

Guilty was recorded in Japan and the United States of America, making it Hamasaki's third album recorded in the US. Additional production and mastering was handled in both Japan and the US. Five different formats were released to promote the album; a standalone CD, a CD and DVD bundle, a photo book package, a limited edition Playbutton, and a digital release worldwide. Three different artworks were issued for the album's cover sleeve; the CD format has a long-shot of Hamasaki in a leopard-print dress, the CD and DVD format had a close-up of Hamasaki's face, and the photo book package has Hamasaki sitting in a director's seat with a yellow dress on.

Upon the album's release, it was met with mixed to favourable reviews from music critics. Critics complimented the album's darker elements and commended Hamasaki's authentic deliveries through her lyrics and emotions. However, some criticized the album's overpowering arrangements and Hamasaki's vocal performances, alongside the album's pigeon-holed genres and lack of music diversity. Commercially, Guilty was a success. It became Hamasaki's first studio album to miss the top spot on Japan's Oricon Albums Chart. Despite this, Guilty sold over 568,000 units by the end of the 2008. It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipments of 500,000 units.

Three singles were released from Guilty. Its lead and only a-side single " Glitter/Fated"" was a commercial success, peaking at number one on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart and was certified gold by RIAJ. The albums second single, " Talkin' 2 Myself", was a commercial success; it peaked at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart and was certified gold by RIAJ. The album's only digital single, " Together When..." could not chart on the Oricon Singles Chart because it was marketed digitally; it managed to sell over 3.3 million sales, Hamasaki's best selling single to date. Several other album tracks charted on competent charts in Japan. Hamasaki promoted the album on her 2008 10th Anniversary Asia Tour.

Guilty (Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb song)

"Guilty" is a vocal duet between Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb. The song was written by all three Bee Gees: Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb. Released as a single from Streisand's 1980 album of the same name. "Guilty" peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and #5 on the adult contemporary chart. In the UK, the song reached #34 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was certified gold by the RIAA. In addition, "Guilty" won a Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Vocal Performance, Duo or Group. The song also appeared on the 2001 Bee Gees compilation, Their Greatest Hits: The Record.

British singer Maria Lawson revealed in her 2008 autobiography Life Starts Now that she recorded a version of the song in 1996 which was scheduled to be her debut solo single, produced by XL Records. This version also featured British rapper Dark Man who at the time was signed to Polydor Records. The song experienced several delays and remains unreleased. There is also a version by Tom Jones and Gladys Knight. It's also used in the film Madea's Witness Protection.

Guilty (1953 film)

Guilty (Persian: Gonahkar) is a 1953 Iranian film directed by Mehdi Garami.

Guilty (The Warren Brothers song)

"Guilty" is a debut song co-written and recorded by American country music duo The Warren Brothers. It was released in August 1998 as the first single from the album Beautiful Day in the Cold Cruel World. The song reached #34 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Brad Warren, Brett Warren and Dave Berg.

Guilty (Awake)

"Guilty" is the third episode of the American police procedural drama television series Awake. The episode first aired on March 15, 2012 in the United States on NBC, and was simultaneously broadcast on Global in Canada. It was written by series executive producer and showrunner Howard Gordon and consulting producer Evan Katz, and was directed by Jeffrey Reiner. "Guilty" was well received by television critics, who praised its storylines, noting the script to be interesting. The episode garnered 5.12 million viewers in the United States and a 1.6/4 rating in the 18–49 demographic, according to Nielsen ratings. It ranked second in its timeslot of the night, behind Private Practice on ABC.

The show centers on Michael Britten ( Jason Isaacs), a police detective living in two separate realities after a car accident. In this episode, John Copper ( Clifton Powell), a convict that Michael arrested 10 years ago, escapes from jail. Tara ( Michaela McManus) and Rex ( Dylan Minnette) go to tennis practice. Cooper hits the car Rex is in, incapacitates Tara, and kidnaps Rex. John kidnaps him for "justice", claiming that he was innocent. Michael later finds out in the "red reality", that Jim Mayhew ( William Russ) had framed him for murder. He wears a wire to set him up, and obtains a confession. Meanwhile, Hannah's ( Laura Allen) friends organize a service for Rex's death in the "red reality". Michael can't come because of the "green reality".

Guilty (Glay album)

Guilty is the twelfth studio album by Japanese pop rock band Glay, released simultaneously with Justice on January 23, 2013. It reached #2 at Oricon charts, behind Justice only, - the same happening at Billboard Japan Top Albums - and #89 at their 2013 year-end chart. Both albums mark the second release of the band under their own label Loversoul Music & Associates.

The album was released in two formats: a regular edition containing the CD only, and a limited edition containing the CD and a DVD with a special program called RX-72 -Guilty Edition- (hosted by the band's lead guitarist Hisashi and Mogi Junichi). The program features episodes from the album recording and dialogue. There are also some tracks from their concert held at Zepp DiverCity on December 10, 2012. A similar DVD was released with Justice.

Clocking at just under eight minutes, "Red moon & Silver sun ~ My Private "Jealousy"" is their longest song to date.

Usage examples of "guilty".

That during the existing insurrection, and as a necessary measure for suppressing the same, all rebels and insurgents, their aiders and abettors within the United States, and all persons discouraging volunteer enlistments, resisting militia drafts, or guilty of any disloyal practice affording aid and comfort to rebels against the authority of the United States, shall be subject to martial law, and liable to trial and punishment by courts-martial or military commissions.

Sir John Fenwick, Smith, and Cook, to say nothing of the corroborative evidence of Goodman, establish beyond doubt that you were accessorily, though perhaps not actively, guilty of high treason--at this period, I say, there can be little doubt that if you were brought to trial--that is, in the course of next week, as I have heard it rumoured--the result would be fatal, such, in short, as we should all deplore.

As Commander of the Empire fleet, I adjudge them guilty by space-law and order them executed immediately.

By the solemn adjudication of courts, and under the safeguards of law, the fact of guilt is to be established, and the guilty punished.

He disdained to compel their service: but on his return he admonished the most guilty, by an excommunication of fifty days.

Kumul barked, then glanced anxiously at Ager, guilty about raising his voice.

The influence of falsehood and corruption might procure the condemnation of the innocent, or aggravate the sentence of the guilty.

It came out of nowhere, fed on whispers, and took the innocent and the guilty alike into agonizing darkness.

Rom had shared a rare moment of rapport in their guilty, private pleasure every time Dukat came to the bar with whoever his latest comfort woman was and regaled her with the story of Admiral Alkene, ending with a grandiloquent toast and salute to the mural.

The balance will shift, Cranston, from Renz to Alker, or vice versa, whichever is guilty.

This is a throwback to the policy of Amado Carillo Fuentes, of course: the man who would rather kill six innocents than allow one guilty person to get through.

The Court sustained the injunction against the objection that it violated freedom of the press, holding that appellant was guilty of attempting to monopolize interstate commerce.

Fifty more hostages will be shot in case the guilty should not be arrested between now and October 23 by midnight.

Your patience and constancy have astonished me, and have caused me to be guilty, for after the first kiss I gave you I had no longer any control over myself.

I was made to get out and taken to the guardroom, where there were several people already, and in less than three minutes there were twenty of us, all under arrest, all astonished at the situation, and all as much guilty as I was.