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Meaning of APOLOGIST

Pronunciation:  u'pâlujist

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution; "an apologist for capital punishment"

APOLOGIST is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: justifier, vindicator
 See Also: advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*pol"o*gist\, n. [Cf. F. apologiste.]
One who makes an apology; one who speaks or writes in defense
of a faith, a cause, or an institution; especially, one who
argues in defense of Christianity.

Thesaurus Terms
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