culpable collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkʌlpəb(ə)l/

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responsible for doing something bad or illegal


Adverbs frequently used with culpable
very: especially, highly, particularlyThey are especially culpable since so many of their stores are out of town.equally: equallyThe court found each of the defendants equally culpable of the crime.in a particular way: criminally, morallyWe consider them to have been morally culpable to some extent.
Nouns frequently used with culpable
delay, failure, homicide, ignorance, neglect, negligenceWe found no evidence of deliberate distortion or of culpable negligence.
 
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