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apologetic

adjective

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feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done
  • was profusely apologetic after accidentally breaking a treasured plate

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The first known use of apologetic was in the 15th century

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“Apologetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apologetic. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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