Definition of unjustifiable in English:

unjustifiable

adjective

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

    ‘an unjustifiable restriction on their freedom’
    • ‘We do not accept that these matters constitute unjustifiable restrictions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thousands are dying because of their unjustifiable tactics.’
    • ‘They tend to regard opposition to multiculturalism and attempts at assimilation as irrational prejudice or unjustifiable ethnocentrism.’
    • ‘‘If a two-day strike was unnecessary and unjustifiable, then an eight-day strike is even more so,’ he said.’
    • ‘Nevertheless it seems many people are trying to justify a do-nothing response to the attack which to me seems completely unjustifiable.’
    • ‘It was a ‘blatant, unjustifiable waste of ratepayers' money to spend this much on lawyers ’, she said.’
    • ‘Some means might possibly be unjustifiable by any ends.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Restrictions are simply unjustifiable on liberal grounds.’
    • ‘Besides being a hugely unjustifiable leap logically, it is also a ridiculously broad and sweeping statement.’
    • ‘This plan (to travel around the world) is unnecessary and patently unjustifiable in this time of economic crisis.’
    • ‘And even when the violence of her male characters is unjustifiable, it is at least comprehensible.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘The government's position is simply unjustifiable, on any grounds.’
    • ‘Humankind crucifies the innocent, always finding reasons to do so, always justifying the unjustifiable.’
    • ‘I grant that this is real, but the risk they are proposing to take is excessive and unjustifiable.’
    • ‘They are apparently the last to know people turned to downloading in large part because of the outrageous and unjustifiable prices of CDs.’
    • ‘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.’
    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

/ˌənˈjəstəˌfīəb(ə)l//ˌənˈdʒəstəˌfaɪəb(ə)l/