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apologetic

[ uh-pol-uh-jet-ik ]
/ 蓹藢p蓲l 蓹藞d蕭蓻t 瑟k /
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adjective
containing an apology or excuse for a fault, failure, insult, injury, etc.: An apologetic letter to his creditors explained the delay.
defending by speech or writing.
willing or eager to apologize.
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Origin of apologetic

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English apologetik 鈥渁 formal defense,鈥 from Middle French or directly from Late Latin apolog膿ticus 鈥渨ritten defense, defensive,鈥 Greek apolog膿tik贸s 鈥渇it for defense,鈥 equivalent to apolog膿- (variant stem of apologe卯sthai 鈥渢o speak in defense鈥; see apologia) + -tikos-tic

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British Dictionary definitions for apologetic

apologetic
/ (蓹藢p蓲l蓹藞d蕭蓻t瑟k) /

adjective
expressing or anxious to make apology; contrite
protecting or defending in speech or writing

Derived forms of apologetic

apologetically, adverb
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