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culpable

[kuhl-puh-buh l] /ˈkʌl pə bəl/
adjective
1.
deserving blame or censure; blameworthy.
Origin
1275-1325
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
Related forms
culpability, culpableness, noun
culpably, adverb
nonculpable, adjective
nonculpableness, noun
nonculpably, adverb
unculpable, adjective
Synonyms
reprehensible.
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culpable

/ˈkʌlpəbəl/
adjective
1.
deserving censure; blameworthy
Derived Forms
culpability, culpableness, noun
culpably, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Old French coupable, from Latin culpābilis, from culpāre to blame, from culpa fault
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Word Origin and History for unculpable
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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