unjustifiable


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un·jus·ti·fi·a·ble

 (ŭn-jŭs′tə-fī′ə-bəl, ŭn′jŭs-tə-fī′-)
adj.
Impossible to excuse, pardon, or justify: took an unjustifiable risk.

un·jus′ti·fi′a·bly adv.

unjustifiable

(ʌnˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪəbəl)
adj
not capable of being justified
unˈjustiˌfiably adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unjustifiable - incapable of being justified or explainedunjustifiable - incapable of being justified or explained
inexcusable - without excuse or justification

unjustifiable

adjective inexcusable, wrong, indefensible, unforgivable, unacceptable, outrageous, unjust, unjustified, unpardonable, unwarrantable Using these missiles to down civilian aircraft is unjustifiable.

unjustifiable

adjective
Impossible to excuse, pardon, or justify:
Translations

unjustifiable

[ʌnˈdʒʌstɪfaɪəbl] ADJinjustificable

unjustifiable

[ˌʌndʒʌstɪˈfaɪəbəl] adjinjustifiable

unjustifiable

adjnicht zu rechtfertigend attr, → nicht zu rechtfertigen pred; it was unjustifiable of them not to …es war ihrerseits nicht zu rechtfertigen, nicht zu …

unjustifiable

[ʌnˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪəbl] adjingiustificabile
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By this unprovoked and unjustifiable act, our venerable friend had suffered a fracture of one of its rungs.
As I was sensible myself, that I had always behaved in a manner which reflected Honour on my Feelings and Refinement, I paid little attention to what she said, and desired her to satisfy my Curiosity by informing me how she came there, instead of wounding my spotless reputation with unjustifiable Reproaches.
'My dear Gilbert, I wish you would try to be a little more amiable,' said my mother one morning after some display of unjustifiable ill-humour on my part.
Marianne began now to perceive that the desperation which had seized her at sixteen and a half, of ever seeing a man who could satisfy her ideas of perfection, had been rash and unjustifiable. Willoughby was all that her fancy had delineated in that unhappy hour and in every brighter period, as capable of attaching her; and his behaviour declared his wishes to be in that respect as earnest, as his abilities were strong.
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.
Lovell Mingott had been telegraphed for, and messages were being despatched by hand to the members of the family living in New York; and meanwhile there was nothing to do but to discuss in hushed tones the consequences of Beaufort's dishonour and of his wife's unjustifiable action.
He felt himself bound as much in honour as in affection to Miss Morland, and believing that heart to be his own which he had been directed to gain, no unworthy retraction of a tacit consent, no reversing decree of unjustifiable anger, could shake his fidelity, or influence the resolutions it prompted.
We sent Granet back because of a suspicion which may be altogether unjustifiable. The suspicion was there, however, and it was sufficiently strong for me to make up my mind that I should prefer not to have him back again.
Scandalous names, and reflections cast on any body of men, must be always unjustifiable; but especially so, when thrown on so sacred a function; for to abuse the body is to abuse the function itself; and I leave to you to judge how inconsistent such behaviour is in men who are going to fight in defence of the Protestant religion."
Doubtless the scheme may have been used, in unjustifiable ways, as a means of retarding our emancipation.
it is unjustifiable, thus to purchase pleasure at the expense of another," said she, in a tone that Seymour scarcely heard.
She was sure Sir Thomas had never intended it: and she must say that, to be making such a purchase in his absence, and adding to the great expenses of his stable, at a time when a large part of his income was unsettled, seemed to her very unjustifiable. "Fanny must have a horse," was Edmund's only reply.