1. deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious;
- Example: "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"
- Example: "censurable misconduct"
- Example: "culpable negligence"
[syn: blameworthy, blamable, blameable, blameful, censurable, culpable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Culpable \Cul"pa*ble\ (k?l"p?-b'l), a. [OE. culpable, coulpable, coupable, F. coupable, formerly also coupable, formerly also coulpable, culpable, fr. L. culpabilis, fr. culpare to blame, fr. culpa fault.] [1913 Webster] 1. Deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral; criminal. --State Trials (1413). [1913 Webster] If he acts according to the best reason he hath, he is not culpable, though he be mistaken in his measures. --Sharp. [1913 Webster] 2. Guilty; as, culpable of a crime. [Obs.] --Spenser. -- Cul"pa*ble*ness, n. -- Cul"pa*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
culpable adj 1: deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence" [syn: blameworthy, blamable, blameable, blameful, censurable, culpable]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "culpable": accusable, amiss, arraignable, at fault, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, chargeable, criminal, faulty, guilty, impeachable, implicated, imputable, inculpated, indictable, involved, open to criticism, peccant, reprehensible, reproachable, reprovable, sinful, to blame, unholy