apologetic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-pol"u-jet'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. containing an apology or excuse for a fault, failure, insult, injury, etc.: An apologetic letter to his creditors explained the delay.
  2. defending by speech or writing.
  3. willing or eager to apologize.
  4. sorry; regretful.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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