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jus·ti·fi·a·ble

 (jŭs′tə-fī′ə-bəl, jŭs′tə-fī′-)
adj.
Having sufficient grounds for justification; possible to justify: justifiable resentment.

jus′ti·fi′a·bil′i·ty n.
jus′ti·fi′a·bly adv.

justifiable

(ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪəbəl)
adj
capable of being justified; understandable
ˌjustiˌfiaˈbility, ˈjustiˌfiableness n
ˈjustiˌfiably adv

jus•ti•fi•a•ble

(ˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ ə bəl, ˌdʒʌs təˈfaɪ-)

adj.
capable of being justified; defensible: justifiable homicide.
[1515–25; < Middle French]
jus`ti•fi`a•bil′i•ty, jus′ti•fi`a•ble•ness, n.
jus′ti•fi`a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.justifiable - capable of being justified
excusable - capable of being overlooked

justifiable

justifiable

adjective
Capable of being justified:
Translations
يُمْكِن تَبْريرُه
ospravedlnitelný
berettiget
réttlætanlegur
haklı görülebilir

justifiable

[ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪəbl] ADJ
1. [anger, pride, concern] → justificado
that sort of behaviour is not justifiableese tipo de comportamiento no puede justificarse
2. (Jur) justifiable homicidehomicidio m justificado

justifiable

[ˌdʒʌstɪˈfaɪəbəl] adj [action, situation, feeling, idea] → justifiable
morally justifiable → moralement justifiable

justifiable

justifiable

[ˌdʒʌstɪˈfaɪəbl] adjgiustificabile

justify

(ˈdʒastifai) verb
1. to prove or show (a person, action, opinion etc) to be just, right, desirable or reasonable. How can the government justify the spending of millions of pounds on weapons when there is so much poverty in the country?
2. to be a good excuse for. Your state of anxiety does not justify your being so rude to me.
ˌjustiˈfiable adjective
(negative unjustifiable) able to be justified. Is dishonesty ever justifiable?
ˌjustifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
1. (the act of) justifying or excusing.
2. something that justifies. You have no justification for criticizing him in that way.
References in classic literature ?
The system was right, and nobody could find fault with it; but it did not seem justifiable to bother so many people, so I proceeded no further.
You think it justifiable, do you, Copperfield, you who pride yourself so much on your honour and all the rest of it, to sneak about my place, eaves-dropping with my clerk?
It is a very justifiable cause of a war, to invade a country after the people have been wasted by famine, destroyed by pestilence, or embroiled by factions among themselves.
In this translation, if it may be so called, great liberties have been taken, which, whether justifiable or not, shall be fairly confessed; and let the judicious part of mankind pardon or condemn them.
cried Don Quixote in a loud voice; "we have no right to take vengeance for wrongs that love may do to us: remember love and war are the same thing, and as in war it is allowable and common to make use of wiles and stratagems to overcome the enemy, so in the contests and rivalries of love the tricks and devices employed to attain the desired end are justifiable, provided they be not to the discredit or dishonour of the loved object.
These unjustifiable practices on their part produced severity on the part of the Spaniards toward the subjects of Great Britain which were not more justifiable, because they exceeded the bounds of a just retaliation and were chargeable with inhumanity and cruelty.
He will never believe that my death was suicide; and yet it is important for the honor of my memory, -- and this surely is not vanity, but a justifiable pride, -- it is important the world should know that I have consented, by my free will, to stop my arm, already raised to strike, and that with the arm which has been so powerful against others I have struck myself.
And there are justifiable strandings in fogs, on uncharted seas, on dangerous shores, through treacherous tides.
He walked more hastily at first than was consistent with his strength; for a sort of guilty feeling, which sometimes torments men in their most justifiable acts, caused him to seek concealment from Malvin's eyes; but after he had trodden far upon the rustling forest leaves he crept back, impelled by a wild and painful curiosity, and, sheltered by the earthy roots of an uptorn tree, gazed earnestly at the desolate man.
He arose from the blow, adjusted his clothes, and made no attempt at retaliation at all -- merely muttering a few words about "taking summary vengeance at the first convenient opportunity," -- a natural and very justifiable ebullition of anger, which meant nothing, however, and, beyond doubt, was no sooner given vent to than forgotten.
He is convinced that her attempt to run away proceeded from no, justifiable cause, and had no provocation.
First of all, as to your return to my house after your most justifiable expulsion"--he protruded his beard, and stared at me as one who challenges and invites contradiction--"after, as I say, your well-merited expulsion.