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adjective     justified pronunciation in British English
/ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪd/
  1. 1
    if you are justified in doing something, you have a good reason for doing it and it is right that you should do it

    Were they morally justified in lying to Mrs Keech?

    1. a.
      used about someone’s feelings or behaviour

      Our fears proved to be justified.

      fully/quite justified:

      His optimism was fully justified.

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