Link to this page 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 View More noun: an official protection or apology. View More 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. View More Related Sources Definition for "apologetic" Offering or revealing an apology or excuse: an… View More Sentence for "apologetic" He got up, his expression apologetic,… View More Quotes for "apologetic" "The Peace Corps is guilty of…" View More Synonym for "apologetic" Phrases for "apologetic" Rhyme for "apologetic" Cross Reference for "apologetic" Equivalent for "apologetic" Same Context for "apologetic"