Definition of justified adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    justified

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1  justified (in doing something) having a good reason for doing something She felt fully justified in asking for her money back.
  2. 2  existing or done for a good reason His fears proved justified.
  3. opposite unjustified
    Extra examples Can her actions be morally justified? She felt fully justified in asking for a refund. The suspicion proved amply justified. a logical and easily justified decision Higher taxes on imports may well be economically justified. I don’t think the death penalty is ever justified.
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