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self-justifying

[ self-juhs-tuh-fahy-ing, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ ɪŋ, ˈsɛlf- /
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adjective

offering excuses for oneself, especially in excess of normal demands.
automatically adjusting printed or typed lines to fill a given space, especially to conform to a rigid margin.

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Origin of self-justifying

First recorded in 1730–40
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self-justifying

adjective

offering excuses for one's behaviour, often when they are not called for
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