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synonyms for culprit

  • criminal
  • felon
  • fugitive
  • miscreant
  • offender
  • wrongdoer
  • con
  • convict
  • delinquent
  • evildoer
  • jailbird
  • malefactor
  • rascal
  • sinner
  • transgressor
  • yardbird
  • ex-con
  • guilty party
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How to use culprit in a sentence

Gartner cited the pandemic as the primary culprit, due to shelter-in-place rules that resulted in people spending less on mobile devices.
THIS SMARTPHONE MAKER’S SALES DROPPED THE MOST DUE TO COVID-19JONATHANVANIAN2015AUGUST 25, 2020FORTUNE
Oh says the main culprit behind the upcoming death of the Hyades is the Milky Way.
MILKY WAY’S TIDAL FORCES ARE SHREDDING A NEARBY STAR CLUSTERKEN CROSWELLAUGUST 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
So even though much of the evidence so far points to the impact as the mass extinction culprit, uncertainty still lingers.
AN ASTEROID IMPACT, NOT VOLCANISM, MAY HAVE MADE EARTH UNLIVABLE FOR DINOSAURSMEGAN SEVERJULY 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
As a result, the Deccan Traps still hadn’t been ruled out as the main culprit of the dinos’ die-off.
AN ASTEROID IMPACT, NOT VOLCANISM, MAY HAVE MADE EARTH UNLIVABLE FOR DINOSAURSMEGAN SEVERJULY 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Now, a global inventory of methane sources reveals the major culprits behind rising methane pollution in the 21st century.
AGRICULTURE AND FOSSIL FUELS ARE DRIVING RECORD-HIGH METHANE EMISSIONSMARIA TEMMINGJULY 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
WHO announces the culprit behind the pneumonia cases is a novel coronavirus.
HERE’S WHAT WE’VE LEARNED IN SIX MONTHS OF COVID-19 — AND WHAT WE STILL DON’T KNOWERIN GARCIA DE JESUSJUNE 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
And he walked into Lombard Street with the feelings of a culprit walking up the scaffold to his execution.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
She had called the culprit to her desk just before the noon recess and now showed her the enormity of her offenses.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
All the wrong wrought was his, and yet he sat there, calmly eying me, as though he were a righteous judge and I the culprit.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
You inflict a punishment which confers honour on the culprit in the eyes of the only persons for whose opinion he cares.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CULPRIT

  • culprit
  • evildoer
  • offender
  • perpetrator
  • thug
  • victimizer
  • villain
  • violator
  • wrongdoer
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.