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culpable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of culpable

  1. deserving reproach or blame are you any less culpable for murder if you acted in the heat of passion? Synonyms of culpable blamable, censurable, blameworthy, reprehensible, reproachableWords Related to culpable bad, guilty, sinful, wicked; foolish, irresponsible, reckless; amerciable, chargeable, disciplinable, impeachable, indictable, punishable; criminal, illegal, illicit, unlawful; illegitimate, improper, wrongfulNear Antonyms of culpable flawless, perfect, pure; guiltless, innocentAntonyms of culpable blameless, faultless, impeccable, irreproachable

Synonym Discussion of culpable

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

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