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Synonyms and Antonyms of extenuation

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extenuation

synonym (synonym of extenuation)

  • (noun.communication)
    a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.act)
    to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious (noun.act)
     

hypernym (extenuation IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances (noun.communication)
    a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
     
  • to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious (noun.act)
    the act of decreasing or reducing something (noun.act)
     

derivation (.... is derived from extenuation)

  • a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances (noun.communication)
    make less severe or harsh (verb.communication)
     
  • to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious (noun.act)
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (verb.communication)
     
synonym hypernym derivation mitigation palliation decrease diminution reduction step-down alibi exculpation extenuate mitigate palliate

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