capable of being justified; that can be shown to be or can be defended as being just, right, or warranted; defensible: justifiable homicide.
- jus·ti·fi·a·bil·i·ty, jus·ti·fi·a·ble·ness, noun
- jus·ti·fi·a·bly, adverb
- un·jus·ti·fi·a·ble, adjective
- un·jus·ti·fi·a·ble·ness, noun
- un·jus·ti·fi·a·bly, adverb
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How to use justifiable in a sentence
While it was a very long process, it was not an unjustifiably long process.
A fortune's on the table when people are unjustifiably scared and told their only option is to buy gold and prepare for doomsday.
No longer could Netanyahu claim that the entire world is unjustifiably against Israel.
As for federal loans, they are offered at unjustifiably high interest rates—far above those at which the government borrows money.
Perhaps more disconcertingly, the defense complains that simply meeting with Manning is unjustifiably difficult.
Perhaps this self-condemnation was not quite reasonable, for Mrs. Codling provoked Wanless most unjustifiably.The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant | Alexander Johnstone Wilson
I may have been wrong, or idly and unjustifiably curious, but I leaned over to hear what the lines might be.Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
And Buck Cowan himself came to feel quite unjustifiably a creator's pride in the car.The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
"I tell you she wanted to keep them," said Dale unjustifiably.A Change of Air | Anthony Hope
I must not reject the truth because another has unjustifiably adopted it.Ormond, Volume II (of 3) | Charles Brockden Brown
British Dictionary definitions for justifiable
capable of being justified; understandable
- justifiability or justifiableness, noun
- justifiably, adverb
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