[ juhs-tuh-fahy-uh-buhl, juhs-tuh-fahy- ]
/ ˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ ə bəl, ˌdʒʌs təˈfaɪ- /
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capable of being justified; that can be shown to be or can be defended as being just, right, or warranted; defensible: justifiable homicide.
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OTHER WORDS FROM justifiable
jus·ti·fi·a·bil·i·ty, jus·ti·fi·a·ble·ness, nounjus·ti·fi·a·bly, adverbun·jus·ti·fi·a·ble, adjectiveun·jus·ti·fi·a·ble·ness, noun
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How to use justifiable in a sentence
The justifiability of this point of view may scarcely be disputed.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
On the justifiability of such a course I do not understand that my opinion is asked.'It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
She saw by the lifting of his eyebrows that he was impressed, that he secretly admitted the justifiability of her summons to him.The Pretty Lady |Arnold E. Bennett
Among those who ventured to doubt the justifiability of the proposed marriage was Helene's mother, Princess Kuragina.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for justifiable
/ (ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪəbəl) /
capable of being justified; understandable
Derived forms of justifiablejustifiability or justifiableness, nounjustifiably, adverb
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