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apologetic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apologetic  \A*pol`o*get"ic\,  Apologetical  \A*pol`o*get"ic*al\, 
  a.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  speak  in  defense  of  ?  from  +  ?  speech,  ? 
  to  say  to  speak.  See  {Logic}.] 
  Defending  by  words  or  arguments;  said  or  written  in  defense, 
  or  by  way  of  apology;  regretfully  excusing;  as  an  apologetic 
  essay.  ``To  speak  in  a  subdued  and  apologetic  tone.'' 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apologetic 
  adj  :  offering  or  expressing  apology;  "an  apologetic  note";  "an 
  apologetic  manner"  [ant:  {unapologetic}] 




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