One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was found guilty of a criminal offence’
culpable, to blame, blameworthy, blameable, at fault, in the wrong, responsible, answerable, accountable, liable
censurable, reproachable, condemnable, reprehensible, erring, errant, delinquent, offending, sinful, felonious, iniquitous, criminal, convicted
2‘he felt guilty at deceiving his family’
ashamed, guilt-ridden, conscience-stricken, remorseful, sorry, regretful, contrite, repentant, penitent, rueful, abashed, shamefaced, sheepish, hangdog
mortified, discomfited, distressed, uncomfortable
in sackcloth and ashes
informal with one's tail between one's legs
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