self-justification

Definitions of self-justification
1

n a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

“his transparent self-justification was unacceptable”
Synonyms:
alibi, exculpation, excuse
Types:
extenuation, mitigation
a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
Type of:
defence, defense, vindication
the justification for some act or belief

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