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synonyms for apologetic

  • conciliatory
  • contrite
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • sorry
  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • expiatory
  • explanatory
  • on one's knees
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • propitiatory
  • rueful
  • self-effacing
  • self-incriminating
  • supplicating
See also synonyms for: apologetically / unapologetic

antonyms for apologetic

MOST RELEVANT
  • happy
  • unrepentant
  • defiant
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How to use apologetic in a sentence

It seemed so out of character, and he was so immediately apologetic, that Sapp blamed herself for not being supportive.
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Katzenbach was appalled by Graham’s apologetic appeal to the rogue governor.
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The distant buzz of a patrol ATV sealed our own fire’s fate as a mustachioed and apologetic lifeguard handed our group a bucket to douse the flames.
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Osaka, the winner almost apologetic in posture, sank into the embrace of Williams, a legend she admires but an opponent she was again forced to vanquish.
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He looked up wearily and met the fierce gaze of the chief inspector with a glance almost apologetic.
DOPESAX ROHMER
The works are of unequal merit; several of them took a high rank in apologetic literature.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
I regarded this appalling deputation as Parvill's apologetic but quite definite utterances drew to an end.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
But I hadn't got to the point, when Monson came lounging up the gangway, still acting apologetic.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
"I've come to beg news," he announced, his apologetic smile very winning.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
"It isn't much of a knife," said Jim, apologetic but pleased.
THE CALICO CATCHARLES MINER THOMPSON
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WORDS RELATED TO APOLOGETIC

  • apologetic
  • apologetics
  • apology
  • defense
  • excuse
  • explanation
  • pretext
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