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
Yet Trump also failed to mention other important points: that Western nations are historically much more culpable than developing nations for global carbon emissions, and on a per capita basis continues to be by far the worst offender.
That makes the two-star general culpable for rather shocking material.
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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 century
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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