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self-justifying

[self-juhs-tuh-fahy-ing, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ ɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
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
1730-1740
1730-40
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self-justifying

adjective
1.
offering excuses for one's behaviour, often when they are not called for
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