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unjustifiable

Line breaks: un|jus¦ti|fi¦able
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈdʒʌstɪfʌɪəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of unjustifiable in English:

adjective

Not able to be shown to be right or reasonable: an unjustifiable restriction on their freedom
More example sentences
  • Restrictions are simply unjustifiable on liberal grounds.
  • They are apparently the last to know people turned to downloading in large part because of the outrageous and unjustifiable prices of CDs.
  • I grant that this is real, but the risk they are proposing to take is excessive and unjustifiable.
Synonyms
uncalled for, unprovoked, without justification, without cause, without reason, unreasonable;
regrettable, unacceptable, unworthy, remiss, blameworthy, culpable, unwarrantable;
excessive, immoderate, unconscionable, outrageous
groundless, unfounded, without foundation, foundationless, baseless, without basis, unsupported, unsubstantiated, unconfirmed, uncorroborated, invalid, untenable, weak, shaky, flawed, defective

Derivatives

unjustifiably

1
adverb
[sentence adverb]: they seemed, unjustifiably, to be taking things out on the students
More example sentences
  • Inflation in house prices meant agents, who charge a percentage of the sale price, were earning unjustifiably large sums, she said.
  • Farmers must prevent this by negotiating hard on beef prices and so prevent the factories dropping their prices unjustifiably.
  • Compulsory licensing allows a country to contract a third party to manufacture a patented product if there are good reasons to do so (for instance if the government considers the price of a medicine unjustifiably high).

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