What does culpable mean? Read below for the definition.
Quick vocab quiz for the word culpable
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culpable most nearly means
(A) able to be farmed
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Now let’s learn about the word culpable.
Part of Speech of culpable
culpable is an ADJECTIVE.
Here’s how to pronounce culpable:
Definition of culpable
culpable means: deserving of blame, scorn, or censure (Ex: culpable neglect). responsible for doing something bad (Ex: culpable for hurting someone).
Explain more about culpable, please
If someone is culpable, then he has done something bad. If a thing is culpable, then it causes harm or otherwise makes the world worse. For example, someone forgets to do something very important (like forgetting to turn off a stove burner), we could say that his forgetfulness is culpable.
We can also use the word culpable to mean that someone is guilty of something or responsible for doing something bad.
Grammar question! What preposition should we use with culpable? Answer: We generally say culpable for, not culpable of, even though we would say guilty of. So in this sense, culpable uses the same preposition that responsible uses.
Example of culpable
Here’s the word culpable used in a sentence:
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