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justification (noun) good reason for an action or a feeling.

When there is justification for your anger, there is good reason for your anger. “There was no justification in the worker’s demand for a pay rise.” This means that there was no good reason for the worker’s demand for a pay rise. It is not right on their part to make such a demand. “Peter has justification to be proud of his achievement.” This means that he has good reason to be proud, and that is his achievement. His achievement must have been great enough to make him feel proud. There is no justification for a price rise if there is no reason for the merchants to put up the prices.

  • There was perfect justification for his demand for an apology from you. For no fault of his you had been angry with him, and he is right in asking for your apology.
  • In justification of his charging a high fee, he argued that his services were good and deserved that amount of fee.
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