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Self-justification   /sɛlf-dʒˌəstəfəkˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Self-justification

noun
1.
A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc..  Synonyms: alibi, exculpation, excuse.  "Every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job" , "His transparent self-justification was unacceptable"






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"Self-justification" Quotes from Famous Books



... the war would be over, and then he would have to find a place for himself, and his father's gold would help. However it was—I saw I must wait. Sit here a bit on this ledge, I want to tell you, but not in self-justification, ...
— The Eye of Dread • Payne Erskine



Words linked to "Self-justification" :   exculpation, vindication, extenuation, defense, defence, mitigation, alibi



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