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ADJECTIVE:
Deserving of blame or censure as being wrong, evil, improper, or injurious. See Synonyms at blameworthy.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English coupable, from Old French, from Latin culpbilis, from culpre, to blame, from culpa, fault

OTHER FORMS:
culpa·bili·ty(Noun), culpa·bly(Adverb)


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