Synonyms for apologetic
- on one's knees
Antonyms for apologetic
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APOLOGETIC
"I had to draw it a bit fine," declared Langdon, with apologetic remonstrance.
The Assistant Commissioner gave this definition in an apologetic voice.
Wiping her eyes hurriedly, she turned to him with a pitiful, apologetic smile.
"I had no lunch," said a muffled, apologetic voice from the window.
Old Man Curry's tone was apologetic and conciliating in the extreme.
He had a double chin and a smile which was apologetic but ingratiating.
He was apologetic, and even cringing, until they turned on Lilia.
The Chevalier shot me an apologetic glance across the board.
He turned to gather up the tapes, and his voice was apologetic.
She looked at the company about her with an apologetic smile.
1640s, "vindicatory," from French apologétique, from Latin apologeticus, from Greek apologetikos "defensible," from apologeisthai (see apology). Meaning "regretfully acknowledging failure" is from 1855. As a noun, "formal defense," from early 15c. Related: Apologetics (c.1753).
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