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self-exculpatory

adjective
1.
intended to excuse oneself from blame or guilt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • "I know I've been rotten to you, and I thought you wanted me to help," he explained, in a self-exculpatory tone.

    The Nest Builder Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale

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