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noun as in person responsible for wrongdoing

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Two 20th-century phenomena, occurring in quick succession, are the culprits.

Personally, I support their efforts to find the culprit or the culprits.

The culprits had, by the end, assembled quite a list:  Oprah, Yanni, Chelsea Handler, Mel Gibson, Osama bin Laden.

An infographic released by Sohu Business points to the obvious culprits: industrial emissions, coal, and vehicular exhaust.

Foreign governments and organized cybercrime gangs that sell stolen accounts and credit cards in bulk are also possible culprits.

Next day, exactly at the hour of noon, the culprits tapped upon Kano's wooden gate.

Then, as a fitting finish to the work of the hour, the three culprits were hung on extended limbs of trees bordering the ruins.

But two problems hindered a quick solution; would these culprits leave the country if given a suspended sentence.

They permitted the culprits to lie on their backs or sit in a very uncomfortable position.

All was quiet and peaceable, says a local paper, and nothing heard but the moanings of the friends of the culprits.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to culprits, such as: miscreant, offender, fugitive, felon, wrongdoer, and criminal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.