HyperDic: apologetic

English > 1 sense of the word apologetic:
ADJECTIVEallapologetic, excusatoryoffering or expressing apology
apologetic > pronunciation
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English > apologetic: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningoffering or expressing apology.
  • "an apologetic note"
  • "an apologetic manner"
Narrowerdefensive, justificative, justificatoryattempting to justify or defend in speech / speech or writing
self-deprecatingconscious of your own shortcomings
OppositeunapologeticUnwilling to make or express an apology
Nounsapologyan expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
apologya formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
Adverbsapologeticallyin an apologetic manner

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