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  • nounan excuse
  • nounreduction

synonyms for extenuation

  • apology
  • explanation
  • justification
  • vindication
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antonyms for extenuation

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  • charge
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    How to use extenuation in a sentence

    The other acknowledged the fact with some degree of reluctance, and explained, with many "buts" as an excuse in extenuation.
    THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
    In such case the defendant was empowered to plead the facts in extenuation, and also to pay money into court by way of amends.
    THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
    The object of this examination grinned a faint grin of extenuation.
    FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
    But this does injustice to these marauders of the sea, who put in a plea of extenuation.
    THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANSZACHARY F. SMITH
    Their delinquency, it is true, does not cancel hers, but it offers some slight degree of extenuation.
    THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
    He hesitated a moment as though seeking for words of explanation and extenuation that were not in his regular vocabulary.
    THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
    I think this is all the justice that can be expected from her; and how poor an extenuation would this make of his guilt!
    MEMOIRS OF MISS SIDNEY BIDDULPHFRANCES SHERIDAN
    You find yourself offering, in extenuation of his sins, confession of your own offenses.
    IN NEW ENGLAND FIELDS AND WOODSROWLAND E. ROBINSON
    He could hear Zaidees gentle little voice repeating her mothers perfunctory extenuation: Poor daddys nervous; come away, Redge!
    THE WAYFARERSMARY STEWART CUTTING
    There is one thing to be said in extenuation, that a steeple is never still, but always rocking and trembling.
    CAREERS OF DANGER AND DARINGCLEVELAND MOFFETT
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    WORDS RELATED TO EXTENUATION

    • acknowledgment
    • admission
    • amends
    • atonement
    • concession
    • confession
    • defense
    • excuse
    • explanation
    • extenuation
    • justification
    • mea culpa
    • mitigation
    • plea
    • redress
    • reparation
    • vindication
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