self-justifying

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self-justifying

[self-juhs-tuh-fahy-ing, self-]
adjective
1.
offering excuses for oneself, especially in excess of normal demands.
2.
automatically adjusting printed or typed lines to fill a given space, especially to conform to a rigid margin.

Origin:
1730–40

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self-justifying
 
adj
offering excuses for one's behaviour, often when they are not called for

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Though of course they are rationalized through all kinds of wonderfully self-justifying discourse.
They will answer with their version of what happened, almost always self-justifying.
Pretty soon we'd notice a reduction in insane half-baked self-justifying policies.
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