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Synonyms for justification
ˌdʒʌs tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃənjus·ti·fi·ca·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. justification

    All these words express one's answer to a charge of wrong or error that is or might be made. Apology has undergone a remarkable change from its old sense of a valiant defense — as in Justin Martyr's Apologies for the Christian faith — to its present meaning of humble confession and concession. He who offers an apology admits himself, at least technically and seemingly, in the wrong. An apology is for what one has done or left undone; an excuse may be for what one proposes to do or leave undone as well; as, one sends beforehand his excuse for not accepting an invitation; if he should fail either to be present or to excuse himself, an apology would be in order. An excuse for a fault is an attempt at partial justification; as, one alleges haste as an excuse for carelessness. Confession is a full acknowledgment of wrong, generally of a grave wrong, with or without apology or excuse. Plea ranges in sense from a prayer for favor or pardon to an attempt at full vindication. Defense, exculpation, justification, and vindication are more properly antonyms than synonyms of apology in its modern sense, and should be so given, but for their connection with its historic usage. Compare CONFESS; DEFENSE.

    acknowledgment, apology, confession, defense, exculpation, excuse, plea, vindication

    accusation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, imputation, injury, insult, offense, wrong

    An apology to the guest for the oversight would be fitting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. justification

    vindication, apology, defence, advocacy, maintenance, plea, exoneration, exculpation

    condemnation, censure, conviction, protest, abandonment, inculpation, recrimination, implication, aggravation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. justificationnoun

    something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary

    "he considered misrule a justification for revolution"

  2. justificationnoun

    a statement in explanation of some action or belief

  3. justificationnoun

    the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning

    "the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. justificationnoun

    vindication, defence, exculpation, exoneration

  2. justificationnoun

    (Theol.) absolution, sanctification, remission of sin

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. justificationnoun

    vindication, exuplpation, exoneration, defense

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  1. Eric Siddall:

    There has to be a legal justification for it. And a legal justification isn't simply a pronouncement from your leader, it has to actually be based upon the law. And those were the fundamental problems we had with what he did and how [his directives] contradicted the law and confused the law.

  2. Ken Paxton:

    There is no legal justification to deny licensed, law-abiding citizens on campus the same measure of personal protection they are entitled to elsewhere in Texas.

  3. Carol Harrison:

    To the victims' family, there is no justification of anybody being hurt.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    Even expressions that are offensive, that are distasteful, and intended to sow divisions in an otherwise tight-knit, diverse community in Phoenix cannot be used as a justification to carry out an act of violence.

  5. Carl Minzner:

    If you lifted the birth restrictions universally, they'd lose their justification for tightening birth control policies against specific sectors of Chinese society that they dislike.

Translations for justification

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  • تَبْريرArabic
  • justificacióCatalan, Valencian
  • ospravedlnění, zarovnání, odůvodnění, zdůvodněníCzech
  • Blocksatz, Zeilenfall, Begründung, Ausrichtung, RechtfertigungGerman
  • afiatsotsoEwe
  • δικαιολογία, στοίχιση, απολόγησηGreek
  • justificaciónSpanish
  • توجیهPersian
  • oikeutus, tasausFinnish
  • justificationFrench
  • réasúnIrish
  • औचित्यHindi
  • indokolásHungarian
  • giustificazione, ragione, spiegazione, scusaItalian
  • 正当化, 行揃え, ジャスティフィケーションJapanese
  • rechtvaardigingDutch
  • justyfikacja, usprawiedliwieniePolish
  • justificativaPortuguese
  • justificare, justificațieRomanian
  • выравнивание, оправданиеRussian
  • justering, rättfärdiggörelse, rättfärdigandeSwedish
  • సమర్థనTelugu
  • mazeret, temize çıkma, gerekçe, müstenidat, savunma, haklı çıkmaTurkish
  • 理由Chinese

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