- deserving blame or censure; blameworthy.
Origin of culpable
Synonyms for culpable
- deserving censure; blameworthy
Word Origin for culpable
late 13c., coupable, from Old French coupable (12c., Modern French coupable), from Latin culpabilis "worthy of blame," from culpare "to blame," from culpa "crime, fault, blame, guilt, error." English (and for a time French) restored the first Latin -l- in later Middle Ages.