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Definition of justifiable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    justifiable

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌdʒʌstəˈfaɪəbl//
     
    , NAmE//ˈdʒʌstəˌfaɪəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1existing or done for a good reason, and therefore acceptable synonym legitimate
  2. 2 justifiable pride
NAmE//ˌdʒʌstəˈfaɪəbli//
 
, NAmE//ˈdʒʌstəˌfaɪəbli//
 
adverb The university can be justifiably proud of its record.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: justifiable

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