Definition of Apology

1. Noun. An expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone. "He wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"

Generic synonyms: Acknowledgement, Acknowledgment
Derivative terms: Apologetic, Apologise, Apologise, Apologize



2. Noun. A formal written defense of something you believe in strongly.
Exact synonyms: Apologia
Generic synonyms: Defence, Defense, Vindication
Derivative terms: Apologetic, Apologise, Apologist

3. Noun. A poor example. "A poor excuse for an automobile"
Exact synonyms: Excuse
Generic synonyms: Example, Illustration, Instance, Representative

Definition of Apology

1. n. Something said or written in defense or justification of what appears to others wrong, or of what may be liable to disapprobation; justification; as, Tertullian's Apology for Christianity.

2. v. i. To offer an apology.

Definition of Apology

1. Noun. An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry). ¹

2. Noun. A formal justification, defence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apology

1. an expression of regret for some error or offense [n -GIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apology

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Literary usage of Apology

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1. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"That communication was soon made, and showed a continued refusal on the part of France to pay the indemnity, unless an apology was • first made j and also ..."

2. Publications (1854)
"THE HUMBLE apology OF SOME COMMONLY CALLED ANABAPTISTS,7 In behalf of ... Together with an apology formerly presented to tne KINGS most Excellent MAJESTY. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Quadratus is revered for having contributed to early Christian literature by writing an apology, which he addressed to the Emperor Hadrian. ..."

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