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Synonyms for justificationˌdʒʌs tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. justification(noun)

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

    "he considered misrule a justification for revolution"

  2. justification(noun)

    a statement in explanation of some action or belief

  3. justification(noun)

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

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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. justification(n.)

    vindication, defence, exculpation, exoneration

  2. justification(n.)

    (Theol.) absolution, sanctification, remission of sin

Translations for justification

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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