justifiable vs justified


What is the difference in usage between "justifiable" vs "justified"?


In the following sentences


(1) is this justified?

(2) is this ever justifiable?


Do they mean the same?

asked Sep 07 '11 at 05:49 CF LOK Contributor

1 answer


"Justified" means it has been thought about and given a reason.


"Justifiable" means that to is possible to find a good reason for action.

link answered Sep 10 '11 at 09:15 Kimberly Expert

Thank you so much! CF LOKSep 10 '11 at 10:50

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