View definitions for justified


adjective as in deserved

adjective as in due

adjective as in good

adjective as in merited

adjective as in scheduled

adjective as in warranted

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Example Sentences

It’s not easy to justify spending hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars on a mission that could be over in a matter of hours and not give us what we need.

In its statement, the NLRB points to this precedent to justify refusing to turn over the documents sought by the House committee.

To justify the vaccine’s emergency use, the CEO explained it would help ensure the company’s workers could continue to produce vaccines.

From Vox

Here, Kitchell based its recommendation on actual inspection and analysis, but recommended the most expensive option possible, which is not required by current codes or justified by reasonable safety concerns.

There’s no new science to justify removing SIRVA from the list of covered injuries.

From Fortune

And, in the case of fluoride, at least, that doubt might actually be justified.

Certainly, this response would be understandable and even justified if de Blasio had in fact attacked the police.

These detainments were often justified by laws that do not mention pregnancy specifically.

And sure, we can debate whether from a legal point of view these shootings were justified.

I do not support the belief that violent protest is justified regardless of the outcome of the Ferguson grand jury.

Be this as it may, his conduct during the campaign justified the suspicion with which he was regarded by friend and foe.

His disposition was to trust those around him, and his generous confidence was usually justified.

During two years following, this prediction might well have appeared to moderate minded men entirely justified.

Now, the question is, whether these men are justified by the fact; and if not, what situation do they place themselves in?

In like manner if the landlord is to furnish heat and fails to do so, the tenant is justified in leaving.


On this page you'll find 290 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to justified, such as: compelling, convincing, forceful, persuasive, telling, and weighty.

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