What is the antonym of “exculpable”?
The antonyms of exculpable are culpable, guilty, and responsible. These words describe a person's involvement in a wrongdoing or fault.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Deserving blame or censure; responsible for a fault or wrongdoing.
The company was found culpable for the environmental damage caused by its operations.
Responsible for a crime or offense; having committed a wrongful act.
The defendant was found guilty of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison.
Accountable for something, especially for one's actions or decisions.
As a manager, she was responsible for ensuring that the project was completed on time.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Culpable and guilty both imply responsibility for a fault or wrongdoing, but guilty specifically refers to a criminal offense.
- 2Responsible is a broader term that can refer to accountability for any action or decision, not just a fault or wrongdoing.
Good things to know
- 1Legal Proceedings: Use culpable and guilty in legal proceedings to describe a person's involvement in a crime or offense.
- 2Accountability: Use responsible to describe a person's accountability for their actions or decisions.
- 3Business and Management: Use responsible to describe a person's role in a project or task.