- 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
Examples from the Web for unjustifiably
Contemporary Examples of unjustifiably
While it was a very long process, it was not an unjustifiably long process.Going Public With the Nixon Tapes
August 7, 2014
A fortune's on the table when people are unjustifiably scared and told their only option is to buy gold and prepare for doomsday.The Right-Wing Money Model
January 7, 2013
No longer could Netanyahu claim that the entire world is unjustifiably against Israel.Morsi Should Visit Jerusalem
January 1, 2013
As for federal loans, they are offered at unjustifiably high interest rates—far above those at which the government borrows money.NYU Professor: Are Student Loans Immoral?
September 27, 2012
Perhaps more disconcertingly, the defense complains that simply meeting with Manning is unjustifiably difficult.Is U.S. Undermining the Manning Case?
June 6, 2012
Historical Examples of unjustifiably
"I tell you she wanted to keep them," said Dale unjustifiably.A Change of Air
I must not reject the truth because another has unjustifiably adopted it.Ormond, Volume II (of 3)
Charles Brockden Brown
To select truth as objective and error as "subjective" is, on this basis, an unjustifiably partial procedure.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
He was asking her what he had accused Lambert of unjustifiably wanting Betty to do.The Guarded Heights
That afternoon, in our unjustifiably sanguine forecast, we had hopes of finding this particular bear.Hunting in Many Lands
- capable of being justified; understandable
1520s, from Old French justifiable, from justifiier (see justify). Earlier in same sense was justificable (mid-15c.). Related: Justifiably (mid-15c.).