Extenuating in a sentence

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Extenuating - Definition


»  to lessen the seriousness of a wrong act


Use 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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Extenuating Synonyms


justifying, excusing, condoning, mitigating


Extenuating Antonyms


none


Related Forms


extenuative (adjective & noun), extenuator (noun), extenuatory (adjective)


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