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apologetic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of apologetic

  1. feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done <was profusely apologetic after accidentally breaking a treasured plate> Synonyms contrite, compunctious, penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorryRelated Words ashamed, shamefaced, sheepish; dolorous, grieving, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful, wailing, weeping, woefulNear Antonyms compassionless, cruel, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, unmerciful; shameless, unashamedAntonyms impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic, unrepentant





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