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synonyms for extenuating

  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • qualifying
  • reducing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • whitewashing
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How to use extenuating in a sentence

Above all, she had true vision of Stephen Arnold, glorifying nowhere, extenuating nothing.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
The inquiry naturally occurs, Are there no extenuating circumstances to be adduced on the part of the Japanese?
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 4, NO 3, SEPTEMBER 1863VARIOUS
I will gladly hear any extenuating circumstances that you may give, for I am loth to believe that you are guilty of treachery.
A DAUGHTER OF THE UNIONLUCY FOSTER MADISON
Ralph attempted no apology, or excused himself by extenuating circumstances.
THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AT THE END OF THE TRAILMARGARET VANDERCOOK
He alone can judge how far the cruelty of Mr. Elliot was the outcome of extenuating circumstances.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
In the case of any extenuating circumstances, the culprit may be sent to penal servitude with hard labour for twenty years.
THE INVASIONWILLIAM LE QUEUX
There is not one extenuating circumstance to temper the indignation of him who believes in justice and humanity.
BLACK AND WHITETIMOTHY THOMAS FORTUNE
This rule is the most imperative one on the place, and the one in which no "extenuating circumstances" are taken into account.
THE FAT OF THE LANDJOHN WILLIAMS STREETER
In a torrent of hot words Roma poured out her trouble, hiding nothing, extenuating nothing, and naming and blaming no one.
THE ETERNAL CITYHALL CAINE
Shakespeare considered it so near a vice as to need extenuating circumstances to make it a virtue.
HOW TO SUCCEEDORISON SWETT MARDEN
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTENUATING

  • compensating
  • compensatory
  • extenuating
  • extenuatory
  • qualifying
  • redemptive
  • saving
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.