Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to extenuate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to extenuate or palliate.

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  • adjective Tending to extenuate or palliate.

Etymologies

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Compare Latin extenuatorius attenuating.

Examples

  • And, having given this humorous twist to his argument, he glides off into extenuatory matter.

    Sterne

  • Picord, maintains or exemplifies in the collection of his plays, -- as, if not actually to sit in judgment on my own performances, still to insinuate some excuse for their faults by extenuatory depositions as to their character and intentions.

    Godolphin, Complete

  • Picord, maintains or exemplifies in the collection of his plays, -- as, if not actually to sit in judgment on my own performances, still to insinuate some excuse for their faults by extenuatory depositions as to their character and intentions.

    Godolphin, Volume 1.

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