selfjustification

self-justification

[self-juhs-tuh-fi-key-shuhn, self-]
noun
the act or fact of justifying oneself, especially of offering excessive reasons, explanations, excuses, etc., for an act, thought, or the like.

Origin:
1765–75

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self-justification
 
n
the act or an instance of justifying or providing excuses for one's own behaviour, etc

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self-justification
1775, from self + justification (see justify).
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