I couldn't find a synonym because Thesaurus doesn't offer any synonyms: http://www.thesaurus.com/misspelling?term=reprimandable.

What's another alternative of the word? Example sentence:

The clerk sat across from Mary, a __ action if a manager saw.

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  • thesaurus.com/browse/reprimand – Jim Oct 17 '17 at 14:57
  • Is 'reprimandable' wrong? Just because it ain't in a dictionary, don't mean it's not a legally creatable and recognizable word. – Mitch Oct 17 '17 at 14:59
  • I'm confused though about the example situation. What's so wrong about sitting across from Mary that the clerk might need to be reprimanded for it? Was he manspreading? – Mitch Oct 17 '17 at 15:01
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    I concur with Jim - look up synonyms for reprimand if you can't find synonyms for reprimandable. Also I share confusion with Mitch. Is this even the right word to fill in that blank? – Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Oct 17 '17 at 15:06
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    reproachable fits. – moonstar Oct 17 '17 at 15:19


One would only be reprimanded if one had done something wrong. And culpable conveys the idea of the potential to be punished, if the wrongdoing is discovered.

Middle English (in the sense ‘deserving punishment’): from Old French coupable, culpable, from Latin culpabilis, from culpare ‘to blame’, from culpa ‘fault, blame’.

Oxford Dictionary

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