self-justifying

adjective
self-jus·​ti·​fy·​ing | \ˌself-ˈjə-stə-ˌfī-iŋ \

Definition of self-justifying 

: seeking to justify oneself

First Known Use of self-justifying

1642, in the meaning defined above

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