Synonyms for exculpation

Synonyms for (noun) exculpation

Synonyms: exculpation

Definition: the act of freeing from guilt or blame

Similar words: forgiveness, pardon

Definition: the act of excusing a mistake or offense

Synonyms: alibi, self-justification, exculpation, excuse

Definition: a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

Usage: he kept finding excuses to stay; every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job; his transparent self-justification was unacceptable

Similar words: defence, defense, vindication

Definition: the justification for some act or belief

Usage: he offered a persuasive defense of the theory