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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - To act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious; A partial excuse to mitigate censure.

Usage examples (37)
  • Noun : The youth of the defendant served as an extenuation
  • Do you not think this will be taken in extenuation?
  • I must say, in extenuation, that I was very young at that time.
  • I must say, in extenuation, that of optimists I am the most optimistic. for more
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