Definition of self-justificatory in English:



  • See self-justification

    • ‘Their ill-tempered personalisation of the controversy through sourly self-justificatory sound-bites merely brought broadcasting disputation to an unseemly new low.’
    • ‘However, I would argue that those with responsibility for the direct application of this kind of community regeneration have an ideological and self-justificatory interest in including the community.’
    • ‘What confidence can we have that those whose advice was ignored last time will be listened to now, and that those whose advice was taken will not proceed from an unhelpfully self-justificatory position?’
    • ‘Sometimes I ask them why, and beneath their self-justificatory blather I always sense a low fear of their own ageing.’