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 for guilty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; as, guilty of murder.
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              They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
                                                    --Matt. xxvi.
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              Nor he, nor you, were guilty of the strife.
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     2. Evincing or indicating guilt; involving guilt; as, a
        guilty look; a guilty act; a guilty feeling.
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     3. Conscious; cognizant. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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     4. Condemned to payment. [Obs. & R.] --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act;
             "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty
             deeds" [ant: clean-handed, guiltless, innocent]
      2: showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and
         shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater [syn:
         guilty, hangdog, shamefaced, shamed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "guilty":
     accountable, amiss, answerable, apologetic, arraignable, ashamed,
     at fault, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable,
     conscience-stricken, contrite, criminal, culpable, delinquent,
     embarrassed, faulty, impeachable, impeached, implicated,
     incriminated, inculpated, indictable, indicted, involved,
     offending, peccant, penitent, red-faced, regretful, remorseful,
     repentant, reprehensible, reproachable, reprovable, responsible,
     rueful, sheepish, sinful, sorrowful, sorry, to blame, unholy,

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