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adj. guilt·ier, guilt·iest
a. Responsible for a reprehensible act; culpable.
b. Law Found to have violated a criminal law by a jury or judge.
c. Deserving blame, as for an error: guilty of misjudgment.
2. Suffering from or prompted by a sense of guilt: a guilty conscience.

guilt′i·ly adv.
guilt′i·ness n.
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Patient discussion about guilty

Q. I feel guilty about my health caring.Can things I do (or not do) as parent, cause autism in my child? I am a parent who is planning to send my child to school for the first time. : I feel guilty about my health caring. Can things I do (or not do) as parent, cause autism in my child?

A. If everyone feels guilty like you about their health, then this whole earth will hold perfect humans with complete health. I wish you the same. Autism is a biomedical disorder. We don't know if there are any things that a parent can do or not do, conclusively, will determine whether their child gets autism or not. In fact, there is no association with anything that a parent can do and their child ending up with autism. Most of the evidence right now points to there being a very strong genetic predisposition in most cases of autism, but not all.

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True to her style, Moshfegh's dark sense of humor makes the reader laugh (perhaps guiltily) when it seems least appropriate.
Harun Shakava and goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch had both left their areas of jurisdiction, and Okare easily headed home a long ball from the middle, leaving Shakava guiltily running after it in what was an exercise in futility.
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The residents watch guiltily as poor Dot is taken away in an ambulance and Sonia is furious that no one kept an eye on her.
Weekends are the worst, the kids shout 'Mum are you getting in the pool?' Guiltily, I decline their offer, claiming that I've got 'stuff' to be getting on with indoors.
But, once you have, you think you suddenly feel a bit better, so you sob guiltily which only goes to prove how high your temperature really is, and you collapse in front of Homes Under The Hammer and wake up to the fellas from Pointless waving you goodbye and before you know it, it's 6pm and you think, well, I can't go to work tomorrow either.
Whether it be cats jumping into things or your playlist of far-out Icelandic folk music -- the sort you guiltily tell your peers is just for 'background' -- the same adverts just keep on playing.
Such matters were only whispered, guiltily swept under the carpet or ignored.
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She can also speak with past servants who guiltily haunt the halls.
I stayed guiltily down the garden with the dog, until it seemed safe to slink back inside to face the music.
Omar has been described as Shakespearean, and, yes, there are little hints of that -- a "balcony" scene with his Juliet, Nadja; a hand guiltily washing off spilt blood.