apology: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-pol'u-jē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
- a written or spoken expression of one's regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured, or wronged another: He demanded an apology from me for calling him a crook.
- a defense, excuse, or justification in speech or writing, as for a cause or doctrine.
- (cap., italics) a dialogue by Plato, centering on Socrates' defense before the tribunal that condemned him to death.
- an inferior specimen or substitute; makeshift: The tramp wore a sad apology for a hat.
- apology (Thesaurus)