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justified

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

2 being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong
  • the use of force to capture the armed fugitive was fully justified

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justified

verb
past tense of justify

Synonyms & Antonyms of justified (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be an acceptable reason for
  • you seem to think that losing a basketball game justifies a temper tantrum

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2 to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections
  • failed to justify the need for a war at this time

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The first known use of justified was circa 1586

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“Justified.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/justified. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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