Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Blamably; in a manner to merit censure; reprehensibly.

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  • adverb In a culpable manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a manner or to a degree deserving blame or censure

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Examples

  • He says that the fields they practice in—self-help, mystical geriatrics, cyber-techno-immortality—are "either culpably moronic or a swindle, one in which its purveyors, it seems, believe their own cons."

    Raging Against Aging

  • One of the youthful hotheads, Monty Blatt his transformation caught exactly by Harry Peacock has become a greengrocer in Manchester, and—by Sarah's lights—has culpably sold out when he says: "There's nothing more to life than a house, some friends, and a family—take my word."

    A 'Chicken Soup' Revival Full of Vigor

  • "Either they were culpably unaware of the mounting dangers, or, if they were aware of them, they equally culpably failed to alert the supervisory authority of their concerns," the report said.

    U.K. Auditors Criticized on Bank Crisis

  • So, more culpably, did Garath McCleary and Kris Boyd for Forest, both from pull-backs to the penalty spot in the last 10 minutes.

    Nottingham Forest need a break to clear path to promotion | Jeremy Alexander

  • It would not follow from this that I am culpably callous.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Anti-Wal-Mart Astroturf

  • Then, even more culpably, he turned down another Broad appeal, this time against Suresh Raina, when the ball appeared to be hitting the middle of middle stump.

    England coach Andy Flower wants the ICC to lay down law on referrals

  • One of the youthful hotheads, Monty Blatt his transformation caught exactly by Harry Peacock has become a greengrocer in Manchester, and—by Sarah's lights—has culpably sold out when he says: "There's nothing more to life than a house, some friends, and a family—take my word."

    A 'Chicken Soup' Revival Full of Vigor

  • The reasons we failed to see the future were culpably stupid: a distrust of the Young Turks based on crazy rumours about their supposedly Jewish connections.

    The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power, 1898-1918 by Sean McMeekin

  • As Donald Brook argues, it should never be a question of art or pornography, but rather: ‘Should works of art enjoy a general indulgence, recognised in law, so that even culpably pornographic works of art like those on the walls of brothels in Pompeii may sometimes be tolerated?’

    July 2008

  • Either Samanta knew what he and his colleagues were doing in that press release, in which case as Dr. Lewis has shown, he was culpably wrong UPDATE: He knew, or he was unbelievably naive, in which case he still is wrong and needs not to post on Real Climate, but in the places where her paper is being used as a club against the IPCC.

    Archive 2010-03-01

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