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justifiable

[ juhs-tuh-fahy-uh-buh l, juhs-tuh-fahy- ]SEE DEFINITION OF justifiable

Synonyms for justifiable

  • acceptable
  • admissible
  • allowable
  • defensible
  • lawful
  • legitimate
  • logical
  • probable
  • proper
  • reasonable
  • understandable
  • valid
  • condonable
  • excusable
  • fair
  • fit
  • forgivable
  • legit
  • licit
  • pardonable
  • remissible
  • right
  • rightful
  • sound
  • suitable
  • tenable
  • vindicable
  • warrantable
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Antonyms for justifiable

  • illegal
  • illegitimate
  • improbable
  • invalid
  • prohibited
  • unacceptable
  • unlawful
  • unlikely
  • unreasonable
  • unsuitable
  • wrong
  • unjustifiable
  • unwarranted
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JUSTIFIABLE

To desert a woman was justifiable, under certain circumstances.

Yet as a last resort to maintain the right, war is justifiable.

If your crime be treason, it cannot be justified; if it be justifiable, it is not treason.

Still, I almost think the word I substituted is justifiable.

Beyond this, however, no interference contrary to the parent's consent, is justifiable.

Whether Noah was justifiable in preserving this class of insects?

After these vigorous but justifiable measures, obedience was ensured.

Whether it was justifiable or not, each reader must settle for himself.

You acted in justifiable self-defence in shooting the fellow down.

That the means used in this case were justifiable the result has proven.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Old French justifiable, from justifiier (see justify). Earlier in same sense was justificable (mid-15c.). Related: Justifiably (mid-15c.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JUSTIFIABLE

admissible

adjectiveable or deserving of consideration; allowable

lawful

adjectiveallowable, legitimate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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