from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deserving of blame or censure as being wrong, evil, improper, or injurious. See Synonyms at blameworthy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. meriting condemnation, censure or blame, especially as something wrong, harmful or injurious; blameworthy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral; criminal.
- adj. Guilty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deserving censure; blamable; blameworthy: said of persons or their conduct.
- n. A culprit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
Middle English coupable, from Old French, from Latin culpābilis, from culpāre, to blame, from culpa, fault.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English culpable, from Old French culpable, from Latin culpabilis ("blameworthy"), from culpare ("to blame, condemn"), from culpa ("fault, crime, mistake") (Wiktionary)