Synonyms for guilty

Synonyms for (adjective) guilty

Synonyms: guilty, hangdog, shamed, shamefaced

Definition: showing a sense of guilt

Usage: a guilty look; the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy- Eric Linklater

Similar words: ashamed

Definition: feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse

Usage: are you ashamed for having lied?; felt ashamed of my torn coat


Synonyms: guilty

Definition: responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

Usage: guilty of murder; the guilty person; secret guilty deeds

Similar words: at fault

Definition: deserving blame

Usage: admitted to being at fault


Similar words: culpable, blamable, blameable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable

Definition: deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious

Usage: blameworthy if not criminal behavior; censurable misconduct; culpable negligence


Similar words: bloodguilty

Definition: guilty of murder or bloodshed


Similar words: chargeable, indictable

Definition: liable to be accused, or cause for such liability

Usage: the suspect was chargeable; an indictable offense


Similar words: conscience-smitten

Definition: affected by conscience


Similar words: criminal

Definition: guilty of crime or serious offense

Usage: criminal in the sight of God and man


Similar words: delinquent

Definition: guilty of a misdeed

Usage: delinquent minors


Similar words: finable, fineable

Definition: liable to a fine


Similar words: guilt-ridden

Definition: feeling or revealing a sense of guilt

Usage: so guilt-ridden he could not face his father


Similar words: punishable

Definition: liable to or deserving punishment

Usage: punishable offenses


Similar words: red-handed

Definition: in the act of committing a crime or other reprehensible act

Usage: caught red-handed