Definition of apologist
: one who speaks or writes in defense of someone or something
Recent Examples of apologist from the Web
At every stage, the Journal and other Trump apologists have leaned heavily on the uncertainty of the facts not yet revealed, while disregarding the importance of every previous defense that has been disproven.
What will such apologists say in this case when the black man is police?
For law professor and occasional Trump apologist Alan Dershowitz, however, Trump is simply acting like any angry client who wants better results from his legal team.
And as a Christian apologist, or defender of the faith, who spoke around the country at churches and conferences, Hanegraaff also made the case against some non-Christian religions.
For these Trump apologists, the analogies never end.
Ham and his brethren are creationists and Christian apologists who believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old.
Trump enablers and apologists warn against comparisons to Watergate.
This is the context for Trump apologists calling the opposition to him hysterical.
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Definition of apologist for English Language Learners
: a person who defends or supports something (such as a religion, cause, or organization) that is being criticized or attacked by other people
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