Definition of justifiable in English:
Able to be shown to be right or reasonable; defensible: it is not financially justifiable their justifiable fears
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- Something important is being taken away from people, and there isn't a justifiable reason for it.
- There are only two justifiable reasons for taking an animal's life.
- This should not be a reason for not having cows in calf because there are several more justifiable reasons.
defensible, arguable, tenable, able to hold water, defendable, supportable, sustainable, warrantable, vindicable, acceptable, plausible;
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- At advanced levels, metacognitive development involves the development of explicit understanding about the fundamental nature and justifiability of knowledge and reasoning.
- And the suggestion here is that the rationality or justifiability of Norman's belief should be judged from Norman's own perspective, rather than from one that is unavailable to him.
- Two reasons are given for the justifiability of this act.
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- This paper examines the extent to which the judgments of 6-, 10-, and 13-year-old boys as to the justifiableness of retaliatory aggression are influenced by certain factors.
- It has been deemed proper, in commencing a course of lectures on war, to make a few introductory remarks respecting this question of its justifiableness.
- he was justifiably angryMore example sentences
- Otherwise people might quite justifiably announce that they are being taxed twice for the same service.
- Grant did a fantastic job, it was a great game of rugby in very difficult conditions won, quite justifiably, by Ayr.
- There are things we can get justifiably angry about in our health service.
Early 16th century (in the sense 'justiciable'): from French, from justifier 'to justify'.
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