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|part of speech:
||someone who is charged with or guilty of a mistake, fault, or crime.
It was a heinous crime, and the detective could not rest until he'd found the culprit.Why am I always assumed to be the culprit whenever something goes wrong around here?
- offender, perpetrator, wrongdoer
- similar words:
- criminal, defendant, delinquent, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, miscreant, transgressor, villain