- could provide no justification for his decision
- software that provides automatic justification of text
He tried to present a justification for his behavior.
There is no possible justification for what she did.
His behavior is without justification.
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: an acceptable reason for doing something : something that justifies an action
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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