Apologetic Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Apologetic

Promoting or producing retribution or punishment.
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Full of remorse; feeling, expressing, or caused by remorse
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Tending to conciliate or reconcile
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Sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow, especially for one’s own actions; apologetic.
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Expressing disapproval or criticism.
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Causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret:
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(Of a person) Regretful for an action; grieved or saddened, especially by the loss of something or someone.
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Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
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Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
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Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
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Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.
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Of, relating to, or expressing penitence.
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Feeling guilty or remorseful because of having done some wrong
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A formal spoken or written defense of some idea, religion, philosophy, etc.
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Of or pertaining to expiation
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The definition of extenuating is circumstances or facts that are lessening the severity of something or explaining bad behavior.
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Exhibiting compunctions, scruples, feelings of guilt.
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The fact or state of being defended
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A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions.
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Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument:
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Serving to make an excuse
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Antonyms for Apologetic

Not apologetic, especially when being apologetic would be appropriate.
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The definition of defiant is someone or something that resists behaving or conforming to what is asked or expected.
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Refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting.
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Having or exhibiting no remorse.
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Sinful; dissolute.
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expressing remorse, regret
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Words Related to Apologetic

Expressing or inclined to express an apology
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The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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Find another word for apologetic. In this page you can discover 52 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for apologetic, like: unapologetic, vindicatory, remorseful, conciliatory, contrite, deprecatory, rueful, down on one's knees, sorry, regret and regretful.