from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a manner that cannot be justified or vindicated.

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  • adverb In an unjustifiable manner.

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  • adverb without any excuse


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  • Also, Saudi Arabia says it wants meetings to discuss what it calls unjustifiably high crude prices.

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  • Barry Topf, the head of the markets division at the Bank of Israel, said central bank officials realized that for a small, open economy, heavily dependent on exports, the combination of a global economic slump with an "unjustifiably" strong currency would have been too painful not to act.

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  • The GSM Association says data-roaming usage more than doubled from 2007 to 2008 -- despite what she describes as "unjustifiably" high prices.

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  • LAHORE: India has "unjustifiably" named Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leaders

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  • However, even Foster sided with other free-marketeers in saying Bush acted "unjustifiably" and had "made a mistake, simply put" by using Toxic Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds to bail out the auto industry. Headlines 2009

  • Dividends are still far less volatile than stock prices, but the market meltdown in 2008 and 2009 scared people "unjustifiably" about dividend investing.

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  • C In the enterprise zones the government should do an expedited review of all building codes, regulations, restrictions and requirements to make sure that they don't unjustifiably impede economic growth.

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  • Every state has insurance regulations, and it is against the law in every state to unjustifiably deny claims.

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  • Largely and unjustifiably neglected by scholars until recently, he finally has his own flickr. com group, so go have a look round!

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  • Indeed, it indirectly explains why it can be difficult for someone trying to learn about the quantum world to do so: Due to the metaphysical concerns typically in play, there exists a tendency to exaggerate or misreport the results of QP-level experiments, or perhaps worse, unjustifiably minimize the strangeness and philosophical relevance of those experiments.

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