self-justification

Definitions of self-justification
  1. noun
    a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    “his transparent self-justification was unacceptable”
    synonyms: alibi, exculpation, excuse
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    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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