Examples of culpable in a Sentence
They held her culpable for the accident.
He's more culpable than the others because he's old enough to know better.
Recent Examples of culpable from the Web
The proposition was that the West should accept blame, and so should the sometimes culpable Islamic world.
Professionalism dictated that Montero, as culpable as Arrieta in being one of the easiest batteries in baseball to run on, deal with the issue behind closed doors.
Consciously or subconsciously, educators and legal authorities may view black girls as more culpable for their actions and therefore be more inclined to punish them severely.
The EPA established the neighborhood as a Superfund site, a class of highly polluted areas where contributions from culpable polluters and the government pay for cleanup.
Because by erasing Edwina (a mixed-race, whitepassing teacher) and Mattie (a house slave), Coppola opts to—intended or not—evade the responsibility of showing how white women were just as culpable in slavery as their male counterparts.
As for our political leaders, too many respond by casting our regional partners as culpable.
The defense maintains that Castile was high at the time of the incident and was therefore culpable in his death.
Brickwood, the attorney for Redding’s Police Department, said the officers are not culpable in Robinson’s death.
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Origin and Etymology of culpable
Middle English coupable, from Anglo-French cupable, culpable, from Latin culpabilis, from culpare to blame, from culpa guilt
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of culpable
CULPABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of culpable for English Language Learners
: deserving blame : guilty of doing something wrong
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