- Rarely a·pol·o·get·i·cal [uh-pol-uh-jet-i-kuhl] /əˌpɒl əˈdʒɛt ɪ kəl/ .
- a·pol·o·get·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·a·pol·o·get·ic, adjective
- non·a·pol·o·get·i·cal, adjective
- non·a·pol·o·get·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pseu·do·a·pol·o·get·ic, adjective
- pseu·do·a·pol·o·get·i·cal·ly, adverb
- qua·si-a·pol·o·get·ic, adjective
- qua·si-a·pol·o·get·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·a·pol·o·get·ic, adjective
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How to use apologetic in a sentence
Unidentified students interviewed afterwards told reporters that the comedian seemed not necessarily apologetic about the controversy he had stirred.Dave Chappelle Goes Back to School. Lessons Learned? | Milton Coleman | December 17, 2021 | TruthBeTold.news
It seemed so out of character, and he was so immediately apologetic, that Sapp blamed herself for not being supportive.How a Domestic Violence Exposé Ushered In a New Era for the Miss America Pageant | Amy Argetsinger | September 9, 2021 | Time
Katzenbach was appalled by Graham’s apologetic appeal to the rogue governor.How Robert F. Kennedy Shaped His Brother's Response to Civil Rights | Patricia Sullivan | August 11, 2021 | Time
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.Environment Report: A Brief, Fiery Investigation of Beach Bonfire Rules | MacKenzie Elmer | May 10, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
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.As Serena Williams nears the end, her greatness plays on in Naomi Osaka | Jerry Brewer | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
[Haute Butch] is stepping into that area with such confidence and they are so non-apologetic.Look Who’s Wearing The Pants: Haute Butch’s Gender-Blending Style | Nina Strochlic | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her borderline apologetic view is, frankly, a bit irksome, though not wholly unexpected based on Transmormon.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank | Emily Shire | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If anything, he is apologetic that he is being distracted with incoming emails about it.Dinner With James Deen During Porn’s Latest HIV Scare | Emily Shire | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
ROME, Italy — Roderick MacDonald has been proven to be the worst kind of pedophile there is—an apologetic serial offender.
In fact, during visits like these, the parents are often downright apologetic about it.
He looked up wearily and met the fierce gaze of the chief inspector with a glance almost apologetic.Dope | Sax Rohmer
The works are of unequal merit; several of them took a high rank in apologetic literature.
I regarded this appalling deputation as Parvill's apologetic but quite definite utterances drew to an end.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
But I hadn't got to the point, when Monson came lounging up the gangway, still acting apologetic.The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton
"I've come to beg news," he announced, his apologetic smile very winning.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for apologetic
expressing or anxious to make apology; contrite
protecting or defending in speech or writing
- apologetically, adverb
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