Synonyms of excuse in English:
2 such conduct can never be excused
justify, defend, make excuses for, make a case for, explain (away), rationalize, condone, vindicate, warrant;
forgive, overlook, disregard, ignore, pass over, turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear to, wink at, blink at, indulge, tolerate, sanction
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3 informal that pathetic excuse for a man!
travesty of, apology for, poor specimen of, pitiful example of, mockery of;
pale shadow of, poor imitation of
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