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ex·ten·u·ate

 (ĭk-stĕn′yo͞o-āt′)
tr.v. ex·ten·u·at·ed, ex·ten·u·at·ing, ex·ten·u·ates
1. To lessen or appear to lessen the seriousness or extent of (an offense, for example), especially by providing partial excuses: extenuated his crime as part of his testimony.
2. Archaic
a. To make thin or emaciated.
b. To mitigate or lessen.
c. To belittle; disparage.

[Latin extenuāre, extenuāt- : ex-, ex- + tenuāre, to make thin (from tenuis, thin; see ten- in Indo-European roots).]

ex·ten′u·a′tive adj. & n.
ex·ten′u·a′tor n.
ex·ten′u·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extenuating - partially excusing or justifying; "extenuating circumstances"
exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame

extenuating

adjective mitigating, qualifying, justifying, moderating, serving as an excuse There were extenuating circumstances for her crime.
Translations

extenuating

[eksˈtenjʊeɪtɪŋ] ADJ extenuating circumstancescircunstancias fpl atenuantes

extenuating

[ɪkˈstɛnjueɪtɪŋ] adj
extenuating circumstances → circonstances atténuantes

extenuating

[ɪksˈtɛnjʊˌeɪtɪŋ] adj (frm) extenuating circumstances(circostanze) attenuanti fpl
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He was convicted, but with extenuating circumstances, and condemned to hard labour in Siberia for fifteen years.
I shall bring that forward as an extenuating circumstance," replied Eugenie.
Miss Bennet was the only creature who could suppose there might be any extenuating circumstances in the case, unknown to the society of Hertfordshire; her mild and steady candour always pleaded for allowances, and urged the possibility of mistakes-- but by everybody else Mr.
And in the end the criminal was, in consideration of extenuating circumstances, condemned to penal servitude in the second class for a term of eight years only.
But I told her she must bear this cross; that while by law and custom she certainly was entitled to both the man's life and his property, there were extenuating circumstances, and so in Arthur the king's name I had pardoned him.
At once ferocious and maudlin, I was made to murder my uncle with no extenuating circumstances whatever; Millwood put me down in argument, on every occasion; it became sheer monomania in my master's daughter to care a button for me; and all I can say for my gasping and procrastinating conduct on the fatal morning, is, that it was worthy of the general feebleness of my character.
If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from including a copy of the original text at the time of your submission, please note that in the cover letter.
The mandatory sentence is an extreme punishment and judges should consider all extenuating circumstances.
Because a trip to England is still a necessity, those with extenuating circumstances or without sufficient financial resources will see little practical benefit from this change in English policy.
Also, in having decided to step on the image of Jesus to save some Japanese Christians from torture and death, the young priest likely had a false conscience but a good conscience because of the extraordinary extenuating circumstances that confronted him.
Other factors, such as extenuating circumstances and previous convictions are also discussed.
Yes, there are extenuating circumstances - high ticket prices, the location of venues, and protests against the vast cost of the Games at a time of major economic downturn.