Definition of unjustifiable in English:

unjustifiable

adjective

  • Not able to be shown to be right or reasonable.

    ‘an unjustifiable restriction on their freedom’
    • ‘I grant that this is real, but the risk they are proposing to take is excessive and unjustifiable.’
    • ‘We do not accept that these matters constitute unjustifiable restrictions.’
    • ‘Is it because of a growing cynicism against anything the government tries to push through without proper consultation, or is it unjustifiable paranoia on my part?’
    • ‘Nevertheless it seems many people are trying to justify a do-nothing response to the attack which to me seems completely unjustifiable.’
    • ‘The government's position is simply unjustifiable, on any grounds.’
    • ‘Restrictions are simply unjustifiable on liberal grounds.’
    • ‘Thousands are dying because of their unjustifiable tactics.’
    • ‘I have been told by members of Bury Council that they will not accept the ownership or maintenance of the reservoirs; it would be onerous and an unjustifiable use of council tax.’
    • ‘And even when the violence of her male characters is unjustifiable, it is at least comprehensible.’
    • ‘It is unfair and unjustifiable when the tax payers who pay for these utopian benefits are faced with worthless private pensions or no occupational pension at all.’
    • ‘They are apparently the last to know people turned to downloading in large part because of the outrageous and unjustifiable prices of CDs.’
    • ‘Humankind crucifies the innocent, always finding reasons to do so, always justifying the unjustifiable.’
    • ‘Some means might possibly be unjustifiable by any ends.’
    • ‘They tend to regard opposition to multiculturalism and attempts at assimilation as irrational prejudice or unjustifiable ethnocentrism.’
    • ‘Besides being a hugely unjustifiable leap logically, it is also a ridiculously broad and sweeping statement.’
    • ‘It was a ‘blatant, unjustifiable waste of ratepayers' money to spend this much on lawyers ’, she said.’
    • ‘‘If a two-day strike was unnecessary and unjustifiable, then an eight-day strike is even more so,’ he said.’
    • ‘I continue to think it was a despicable, utterly unjustifiable act, and even more so in the case of those others on the list who were merely accused.’
    • ‘He said it is unjustifiable that either an individual or a family earning between 138 and 250 per week fails to qualify for a medical card.’
    • ‘This plan (to travel around the world) is unnecessary and patently unjustifiable in this time of economic crisis.’
    indefensible, inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable
    groundless, unfounded, without foundation, foundationless, baseless, without basis, unsupported, unsubstantiated, unconfirmed, uncorroborated, invalid, untenable, weak, shaky, flawed, defective
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Pronunciation

unjustifiable

/ʌnˈdʒʌstɪfʌɪəb(ə)l/