First Known Use of apologetic
Simple Definition of apologetic
: feeling or showing regret : expressing an apology
Full Definition of apologetic
Examples of apologetic
We received an apologetic letter and a full refund from the company.
They were apologetic about the mistake.
She seemed almost apologetic about buying a new car.
Origin of apologetic
Greek apologētikos, from apologeisthai to defend, from apo- + logos speech
First Known Use: 1649
APOLOGETIC Defined for Kids
Definition of apologetic
: sorry for having done or said something wrong <They were apologetic about their rude behavior.>
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