Apology Synonyms and Antonyms

ə-pŏl'ə-jē

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Synonyms for Apology

The definition of contrite is feeling or expressing sorrow or regret.
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The definition of an excuse is an explanation or a reason for an action.
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A feeling of sorrow, disappointment, distress, or remorse about something that one wishes could be different.
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An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation
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(Printing) The adjustment of printed lines by proper spacing
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A formal defense, often written, of a belief, cause, etc.
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The fact or state of being defended
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Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument:
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Something that explains:
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Expressing disapproval or criticism.
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Plural form of regret
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A statement in defense or justification; excuse
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An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.
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Of the lowest degree; miserable; wretched
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Serving to make an excuse
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Of or pertaining to expiation
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That can be justified; demonstrably just, right, or reasonable
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Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
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Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
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(Of a person) Feeling or filled with remorse.
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A temporary or expedient substitute for something else:
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(Law) Exemption of a convicted person from the penalties of an offense or crime by the power of the executor of the laws.
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A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning.
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(Historical) One who enlists for military service in the place of a conscript.
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A Spanish religious song evoking strong emotion, usually sung during public processions.
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The state or quality of being sorry.
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The definition of rueful is expressing sorrow or regret.
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The definition of an alibi is an excuse used by a person when they’re trying to avoid getting into trouble, so they say they were somewhere they weren’t.
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Something given or done to make up for injury, loss, etc. that one has caused
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(Obs.) Agreement or reconciliation
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The act of extenuating or the state of being extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; mitigation, as of punishment.
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Antonyms for Apology

Expense; cost:
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(Law) A formal written accusation charging one or more persons with the commission of a crime, presented by a grand jury to the court when the jury has found, after examining the evidence presented, that there is a valid case
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The definition of a condemnation is an accusation, or a scolding or punishment for a bad act.
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A cause or reason for complaining; a grievance:
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The definition of criticism is to expressing disapproval, or a literary analysis of something by taking a detailed look at the pros, cons and merits.
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Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
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The act or an example of defying; bold resistance to an opposing force or authority.
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Words Related to Apology

The act of admitting the existence or truth of something:
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The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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Find another word for apology. In this page you can discover 51 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for apology, like: contrite, excuse, regret, exoneration, acknowledgment, justification, amendehonorable, pretext, apologetic, apologia and defense.