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Justified criticisms of facilities in the general enclosure have also been heeded. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But that was not a justified criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But that should not inhibit the justified criticism of the British energy giant. Times, Sunday Times (2010)More and more Americans will feel entirely justified and respectable saying no to the church. Christianity Today (2000)On the face of it, the decree seemed reasonable and justified. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Was his brazen disregard for my mother's feelings due to the fact that he felt justified because she had committed the original sin? Times, Sunday Times (2014)A public body may take action only if Justified by law. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But sometimes the criticisms aren't Justified. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The critique is fully Justified. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is fully justified, though, in this equally fine study of tulips. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But that is worthless unless the public can judge whether an officer's explanation of his behaviour is plausible and his actions are justified and lawful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These are wholly Justified, and should be policed and intensified. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You're feeling a justified optimism about both plans and relationships in which you've invested a lot of time and effort. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Those who condemn others do so because they're unsure of their views - they criticise others to feel justified and more powerful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: justified ADJECTIVE
If you describe a decision, action, or idea as justified, you think it is reasonable and acceptable.
In my opinion, the decision was wholly justified.
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