culpable
[ kuhl-puh-buhl ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; Latinfrom Old French coupable, culpable, from Latin culpabilis, from culpare ‘to blame’, from culpa ‘fault, blame’
Synonyms
  • guilty
  • impeachable
  • liable
  • reprehensible
  • responsible
Antonyms
  • immune
  • irresponsible
  • blameless
  • innocent
  • not guilty
Definition
deserving blame or censure; blameworthy
Example
Brooke was just as culpable as her friend who shoplifted because they planned the act together.
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