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Meaning of CULPABLE

Pronunciation:  'kulpubul

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence"

CULPABLE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blamable, blameable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, guilty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.]
1. Deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral;
   criminal. --State Trials (1413).

         If he acts according to the best reason he hath, he
         is not culpable, though he be mistaken in his
         measures.                             --Sharp.

2. Guilty; as, culpable of a crime. [Obs.] --Spenser. --
   {Cul"pa*ble*ness}, n. -- {Cul"pa*bly}, adv.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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