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justifiableadjective

uk   /ˈdʒʌs.tɪ.faɪ.ə.bəl/ /ˌdʒʌs.tɪˈfaɪ.ə.bəl/  us   /ˈdʒʌs.tə.faɪ.ə.bəl/
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justifiableadjective

 us   /ˈdʒʌs·təˌfɑɪ·ə·bəl, ˌdʒʌs·təˈfɑɪ-/
able to be explained or shown to be reasonable; understandable: The jury decided that the shooting was justifiable because Rogers thought his own life was in danger.
justifiably
adverb  us   /ˈdʒʌs·təˌfɑɪ·ə·bli, ˌdʒʌs·təˈfɑɪ-/
His parents were justifiably proud of his achievements.
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