justified - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/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.

  2. 2
    printed on a page so that the letters at the right or left edge form a straight line