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Meaning of self-justifying

self-jus•ti•fy•ing

Pronunciation: (self"jus'tu-fī"ing, self'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. offering excuses for oneself, esp. in excess of normal demands.
  2. automatically adjusting printed or typed lines to fill a given space, esp. to conform to a rigid margin.
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