- capable of being justified; that can be shown to be or can be defended as being just, right, or warranted; defensible: justifiable homicide.
Origin of justifiable
Related Wordsjustly, fairly, exactly, appropriately, accurately, truly, properly, correctly, legally, suitably, befittingly, fitly, justifiably, lawfully
Examples from the Web for justifiably
Yet Page can justifiably point an accusing finger at his peers and predecessors.Did Led Zeppelin Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’?
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Condemnation from players and coaches around the NBA was justifiably swift and harsh.Dear Obama, the Time for Presidential Leadership on Race Is Now
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Such a message would be disastrous to the peace process and justifiably push the Palestinians away from the peace table.Kerry Is Wrong to Pressure E.U. to Ease Up on West Bank Settlements
September 11, 2013
Paul and other leading voices were justifiably disappointed with Obama for not submitting this issue to a congressional vote.Why Obama Should Be Applauded for Consulting Congress on Syria
September 9, 2013
And it is justifiably popular; approximately 90,000 tourists flock to Kenya and Tanzania annually to witness the migration.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot
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The question now was, what action could be justifiably taken?A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike
She wished to be justifiably annoyed by them, or him; but there was absolutely no cause.The Happy End
So far as that goes, one may justifiably answer by asking any one to try.Twelve Types
So far as that goes, one may justifiably answer by asking anyone to try.Varied Types
G. K. Chesterton
This contempt for English newspapers will be justifiably resented.
- capable of being justified; understandable
Word Origin and History for justifiably
1520s, from Old French justifiable, from justifiier (see justify). Earlier in same sense was justificable (mid-15c.). Related: Justifiably (mid-15c.).