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Apologetic synonyms
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Showing or resulting from contrition
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  1. Showing or resulting from contrition
  2. Arising from or expressing contrition:
  3. Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
Marked by or filled with remorse.
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  1. Marked by or filled with remorse.
  2. Full of remorse; feeling, expressing, or caused by remorse
  3. Expressing or caused by remorse.
Feeling or expressing sympathy or pity:
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  1. Feeling or expressing sympathy or pity:
  2. Causing sorrow, grief, or misfortune; grievous:
  3. Worthless or inferior; paltry:
Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
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  1. Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
  2. Truly sorry for having sinned or done other wrong and willing to atone; contrite; repentant
Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.
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  1. Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.
  2. Repenting; penitent
  3. Feeling or showing sorrow for wrongdoing.
Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
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  1. Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
  2. Full of regret; sorrowful or sorry.
Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
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  1. Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
  2. Shy, extremely humble and modest; making oneself seem unnoticeable.
  1. Intended to serve as an explanation.
  2. (Of a person) Disposed to explain.
  3. Serving or intended to explain:
That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
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  1. That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
Of or pertaining to expiation
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  1. Of or pertaining to expiation
  2. That expiates or is meant to expiate
Feeling or showing regret, esp. in an abashed way
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  1. Feeling or showing regret, esp. in an abashed way
  2. Inspiring pity or compassion.
  3. Causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret:
Of, relating to, or expressing penitence.
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  1. Of, relating to, or expressing penitence.
  2. Of, constituting, or expressing penitence or penance
Of or offered in propitiation; conciliatory.
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  1. Of or offered in propitiation; conciliatory.
Tending to conciliate or reconcile
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  1. Tending to conciliate or reconcile
  2. Willing to conciliate, or to make concessions
Feeling guilty or remorseful because of having done some wrong
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  1. Feeling guilty or remorseful because of having done some wrong
Showing or resulting from contrition
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  1. Showing or resulting from contrition
  2. Arising from or expressing contrition:
  3. Feeling contrition; repentant
Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
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  1. Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
  2. Truly sorry for having sinned or done other wrong and willing to atone; contrite; repentant
Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
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  1. Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
  2. Full of regret; sorrowful or sorry.
Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.
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  1. Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.
  2. Repenting; penitent
  3. Feeling or showing sorrow for wrongdoing.
Feeling or expressing sympathy or pity:
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  1. Feeling or expressing sympathy or pity:
  2. Causing sorrow, grief, or misfortune; grievous:
  3. Worthless or inferior; paltry:
An apology or formal defense of an idea, religion, etc., esp. such a defense of one's own beliefs or conduct
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  1. An apology or formal defense of an idea, religion, etc., esp. such a defense of one's own beliefs or conduct
  2. A written defense of a position or belief.
  3. A formal defense or justification.
A formal spoken or written defense of some idea, religion, philosophy, etc.
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  1. A formal spoken or written defense of some idea, religion, philosophy, etc.
  2. An acknowledgment of some fault, injury, insult, etc., with an expression of regret and a plea for pardon
  3. A formal justification or defense.
Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
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  1. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
  2. (Sports) The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger:
  3. Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
(Christian Theol.) The state or condition, necessary for salvation, of being blameless or absolved of the guilt of sin
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  1. (Christian Theol.) The state or condition, necessary for salvation, of being blameless or absolved of the guilt of sin
  2. Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies:
  3. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence.
The act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
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  1. The act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
  2. Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument:
  3. Evidence, facts, statements, or arguments that justify a claim or belief.
Find another word for apologetic. In this page you can discover 40 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for apologetic, like: contrite, remorseful, sorry, penitent, repentant, regretful, supplicating, retracting, self-effacing, self-reproachful and self-condemnatory.