Definition of Extenuating
to lessen the seriousness of a wrong act
Examples of Extenuating in a sentence
The court reduced the criminal’s sentence because of extenuating circumstances.
When reviewing applications, the college admissions board takes into account extenuating factors such as economic background and race.
Under extenuating conditions, even the strictest professor will allow a student to turn in late work.
There are no extenuating factors which would ever make me forgive you for cheating on me!
While there may be extenuating circumstances, there is no excuse for murder.
Because there were extenuating conditions affecting the football player’s outrageous behavior, the coach did not kick him off the team.
The convicted killer was awarded a retrial when the court of appeals reviewed the extenuating factors associated with the first trial.
Despite my late cancellation, the cruise line is giving me a full refund due to my extenuating issues.
Even though the jury did not know the extenuating circumstances behind the defendant’s actions, they still gave him a light sentence.
Although the extenuating evidence proved the car wreck was not Jason’s fault, he was still arrested for the incident.
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