self-exculpatory


adjective

intended to excuse oneself from blame or guilt

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Example sentences from the Web for self-exculpatory

  • "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