culpable


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Related to culpable: culpable negligence

cul·pa·ble

 (kŭl′pə-bəl)
adj.
Deserving of blame or censure; blameworthy: "Rajiv's getting remarried without the divorce papers meant that he was equally culpable and that no one would be taking anyone to court" (Samrat Upadhyay).

[Middle English coupable, from Old French, from Latin culpābilis, from culpāre, to blame, from culpa, fault.]

cul′pa·bil′i·ty n.
cul′pa·bly adv.

culpable

(ˈkʌlpəbəl)
adj
deserving censure; blameworthy
[C14: from Old French coupable, from Latin culpābilis, from culpāre to blame, from culpa fault]
ˌculpaˈbility, ˈculpableness n
ˈculpably adv

cul•pa•ble

(ˈkʌl pə bəl)

adj.
deserving blame or censure.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin culpābilis=culpā(re) to hold liable, derivative of culpa blame + -bilis -ble]
cul`pa•bil′i•ty, n.
cul′pa•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.culpable - deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injuriousculpable - deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence"
guilty - responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"

culpable

culpable

adjective
Translations
مَلوم، مُستَحِق اللوم
vinnýzasluhující trest
skyldigstrafansvarlig
saknæmur, sekur
kaltinamumaskaltintinaskaltumas
sodāmsvainīgs
kabahatlisuçlu

culpable

[ˈkʌlpəbl]
A. ADJ (frm) → culpable
B. CPD culpable homicide Nhomicidio m sin premeditación

culpable

[ˈkʌlpəbəl] adj (= guilty) [person] → coupable
to be culpable for sth → être coupable de qch culpable homicideculpable homicide n (LAW)homicide m volontaire

culpable

adj (form)schuldig

culpable

[ˈkʌlpəbl] adjcolpevole

culpable

(ˈkalpəbl) adjective
deserving blame; guilty. She was the one who committed the crime but he was culpable also.
ˌculpaˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
The culpable threw himself at the Emperor, and said--
The results of what you have done become in time to you utterly insupportable; you take measures to obtain relief: unusual measures, but neither unlawful nor culpable.
If there is an angel who records the sorrows of men as well as their sins, he knows how many and deep are the sorrows that spring from false ideas for which no man is culpable.
The wars of these two last-mentioned nations have in a great measure grown out of commercial considerations, -- the desire of supplanting and the fear of being supplanted, either in particular branches of traffic or in the general advantages of trade and navigation, and sometimes even the more culpable desire of sharing in the commerce of other nations without their consent.
The intentions of the first may be upright, as they may on the contrary be culpable.
In destroying the southern whale (like the Greenland whale, an inoffensive creature), your traders do a culpable action, Master Land.
Besides, D'Artagnan from her own admission knew Milady culpable of treachery in matters more important, and could entertain no respect for her.
If you have been culpable, it was imprudence, and this imprudence was in obedience to the orders of your captain.
When the fraud was discovered the merchant was prosecuted, but the transactions in which he had engaged involved Gorshkov, although the latter had been guilty only of negligence, want of prudence, and culpable indifference to the Treasury's interests.
perhaps you have done your duty as a soldier, but as a gentleman, I say that you are very culpable.
It seemed culpable in Providence to allow such a combination of circumstances.
As writers of travels among barbarous communities are generally very diffuse on these subjects, he deems it right to advert to what may be considered a culpable omission.