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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.
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Adv.1.culpably - in a manner or to a degree deserving blame or censure
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If the lad swore, he wouldn't correct him: nor however culpably he behaved.
I was now seeing David once at least every week, his mother, who remained culpably obtuse to my sinister design, having instructed Irene that I was to be allowed to share him with her, and we had become close friends, though the little nurse was ever a threatening shadow in the background.
A jury decided yesterday that Stephen Kelly (33) acted culpably and recklessly by having unprotected sex with mother-of-three Anne Craig, aged 34, even though he had known for six months he was HIV positive.
2a of the Public Procurement Act excludes from the award of the contract the Contractor, who, in the three years prior to initiation, culpably violated professional duties seriously, in particular, the Contractor as a result of intent or gross negligence failed to perform or improperly executed order, which The Purchaser shall demonstrate, through any means of evidence.
Just before the hour, Tranmere culpably left Rhys Weston's cross to go out for a goal kick.
Robertson, of Dunfermline, was found guilty of culpably and recklessly driving a van.
But he admitted a lesser charge of driving a fork-lift truck culpably and recklessly and with a criminal disregard for the consequences and to the danger of McFarlane.
He admitted culpably and recklessly discharging the distress flare into the crowded football stadium with the utter disregard of the consequences of his actions and wanton disregard to public safety when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Item: In his book about Pius XII, John Cornwell insists his research into the Pope's wartime activities was intended to exonerate the pontiff from the charge that he was culpably silent about the Holocaust.
The prosecution argued that Brian Blades was culpably negligent in his handling of the gun.
Deposits and Guarantees required: To secure the claims of the principal, the contractor (if applicable) submit as single tenderer as well as in the consortium in case of award written proof of liability insurance of authorized in the European Union insurer who by for culpably violated assets, persons and property insurance coverage EUR 5 000 000 per event provides.
At the city's sheriff court in December 2013, he admitted culpably and recklessly discharging a firearm on May 30 at Gilmerton Primary School.