unjustifiable

adjective un·jus·ti·fi·able \ ˌən-ˈjə-stə-ˌfī-ə-bəl \
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of unjustifiable

: unable to be justified : not excusable or justifiable
  • an unjustifiable decision
  • taking an unjustifiable risk
  • unjustifiable expenses

unjustifiably

play \ˌən-ˈjə-stə-ˌfī-ə-blē\ adverb
    • unjustifiably high prices

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First Known Use of unjustifiable

1674

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unjustifiable

adjective un·jus·ti·fi·able \ ˌən-ˈjəs-tə-ˌfī-ə-bəl, -ˌjəs-tə-ˈfī- \

legal Definition of unjustifiable

: not justifiable

unjustifiably

adverb


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