culpable

[kuhl-puh-buhl]
adjective
deserving blame or censure; blameworthy.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Latin culpābilis, equivalent to culpā(re) to hold liable (derivative of culpa blame) + -bilis -ble; replacing Middle English coupable < Middle French < Latin as above

culpability, culpableness, noun
culpably, adverb
nonculpable, adjective
nonculpableness, noun
nonculpably, adverb
unculpable, adjective


reprehensible.
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culpable (ˈkʌlpəbəl)
 
adj
deserving censure; blameworthy
 
[C14: from Old French coupable, from Latin culpābilis, from culpāre to blame, from culpa fault]
 
culpa'bility
 
n
 
'culpableness
 
n
 
'culpably
 
adv

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culpable
late 13c., coupable, from O.Fr. coupable, from L. culpabilis, from culpa "crime, fault, blame." English and French both restored the first Latin -l- in later Middle Ages.
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Example sentences
And you my dear are culpable for trying to paper over the ugly reality.
For example, if you choose to do drugs, you are culpable for decisions you make
  while under the influence of those drugs.
When they fail in that charge, they are criminally negligent and culpable for
  their actions.
However, this moral philosopher is certainly guilty of culpable negligence with
  respect to the truth.
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