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adjective justified pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪd/

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  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?

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    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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