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Meaning of APOLOGETIC

Pronunciation:  u`pâlu'jetik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  offering or expressing apology; "an apologetic note"; "an apologetic manner"
 

APOLOGETIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: contrite, defensive, excusatory, justificative, justificatory, self-deprecating
 
 Antonyms: unapologetic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*pol`o*get"ic\, Apologetical \A*pol`o*get"ic*al\,
a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to speak in defense of; ? from + ? speech, ?
to say, to speak. See {Logic}.]
Defending by words or arguments; said or written in defense,
or by way of apology; regretfully excusing; as, an apologetic
essay. ``To speak in a subdued and apologetic tone.''
--Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abject, apologia, ascetic, atoning, cleansing, compensational, compensatory, compunctious, conscience-stricken, contrite, defense, excusatory, excusing, expiatory, extenuating, extenuative, humble, humbled, justification, justificatory, justifying, lustral, lustrational, lustrative, melted, palliative, penitent, penitential, penitentiary, piacular, propitiatory, purgative, purgatorial, purifying, reclamatory, recompensing, redeeming, redemptive, redressing, refuting, regretful, rehabilitative, remorseful, reparative, reparatory, repentant, repenting, restitutional, restitutive, restitutory, righting, rueful, satisfactional, sheepish, softened, sorry, squaring, touched, vindicative, vindicatory
 

 

 

 

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