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ˈkʌl pə bəlcul·pa·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blameworthy, blamable, blameable, blameful, censurable, culpableadjective

    deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious

    "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence"

Wiktionary

  1. culpableadjective

    meriting condemnation, censure or blame, especially as something wrong, harmful or injurious; blameworthy

    I am culpable for stealing your money. (Deserving Blame)

    Etymology: From culpable, from culpable, from culpabilis, from culpare, from culpa

Webster Dictionary

  1. Culpableadjective

    deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral; criminal

    Etymology: [OE. culpable, coulpable, coupable, F. coupable, formerly also coupable, formerly also coulpable, culpable, fr. L. culpabilis, fr. culpare to blame, fr. culpa fault.]

  2. Culpableadjective

    guilty; as, culpable of a crime

    Etymology: [OE. culpable, coulpable, coupable, F. coupable, formerly also coupable, formerly also coulpable, culpable, fr. L. culpabilis, fr. culpare to blame, fr. culpa fault.]

Freebase

  1. Culpable

    Culpable is a 1960 Argentine crime drama directed and starring Hugo del Carril. The film was based on a play by Eduardo Borrás. The film starred Mario Soffici and Silvia Legrand.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Culpable

    kul′pa-bl, adj. faulty: criminal.—ns. Culpabil′ity, Cul′pableness, liability to blame.—adv. Cul′pably.—adj. Cul′patory, expressive of blame. [O. Fr. coupable—L. culpabilisculpa, a fault.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of culpable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of culpable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of culpable in a Sentence

  1. Kim Foxx:

    I think this office, based on (the) charging decisions, believed that he is culpable of doing that.

  2. Dave Aronberg:

    Culpable negligence requires some knowledge that the building's collapse was imminent and someone did nothing about it, a report that says there's a lot of structural damage and then the board didn't shut down the building right away or the building (official) didn't shut down the building right away -- that's not criminal.

  3. Anil Tank:

    He has been arrested for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Those who stand idle while evil descends upon another and provides no support, is just as culpable as the perpetrator.

  5. Dan Kaiser:

    She is absolutely culpable for the injuries that these girls sustained.

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