HyperDic: self-justification

English > 1 sense of the word self-justification:
NOUNcommunicationself-justification, excuse, alibi, exculpationa defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
English > self-justification: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc..
Example "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
Synonymsexcuse, alibi, exculpation
Narrowerextenuation, mitigationA partial excuse to mitigate censure
Broaderdefense, defence, vindicationThe justification for some act or belief
Spanishautojustificación, coartada, excusa
Catalanautojustificació, coartada, excusa

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