apologetic definition

  • adjective:
    • Offering or revealing an apology or excuse: an apologetic note; an apologetic laugh.
    • Self-deprecating; modest: an apologetic manner.
    • Serving as or containing an official reason or protection: an apologetic treatise on church doctrine.
    • getting the character of apology; regretfully excusing
    • Defending by terms or arguments; stated or printed in security.
    • Defending by words or arguments; said or written in defense, or by way of apology; regretfully excusing.
    • providing or expressing apology
  • noun:
    • an official protection or apology.
    • An apology; a defense.
  • others:
    • Of, related to, or containing a defense; defending by words or arguments; said or printed in defense: as, an apologetic article.
    • Making apology or reason; manifesting regret for or excusing some fault, failure, deficiency, imperfection, etc., within one's own conduct or that of another: as, an apologetic answer; an apologetic manner.

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