Answer: deserving blame
Word Origin Middle English (in the sense 'deserving punishment'): from Old French coupable culpable from Latin culpabilis from culpare 'to blame' from culpa 'fault blame'.
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blameworthy blamable guilty culpable mean deserving reproach or punishment. blameworthy and blamable apply to any degree of reprehensibility. conduct adjudged blameworthy an accident for which no one is blamable guilty implies responsibility for or consciousness of crime sin or at the least grave error or misdoing. guilty of a breach of etiquette culpable is weaker than guilty and is likely to connote malfeasance or errors of ignorance omission or negligence. culpable neglect
Culpable means deserving blame for a crime or wrongdoing. When someone is described as culpable for something it means it's their fault or that they are guilty of it. Culpable is typically used in serious legal contexts involving crimes. The noun culpability refers to the guilt or blame that is deserved for some crime or wrongdoing.
A new investigative true crime podcast from Black Mountain Media and Tenderfoot TV Culpable explores unsettled cases where those deserving of blame have somehow eluded justice. On February 26 2014 Christian Andreacchio was found dead in the upstairs bathroom of his apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Some common synonyms of culpable are blamable blameworthy and guilty. While all ...