apologetic

[uh-pol-uh-jet-ik]
adjective
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.
Also, apologetical.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English apologetik a formal defense (< Middle French) < Late Latin apologēticus written defense, defensive < Greek apologētikós fit for defense, equivalent to apologē- (variant stem of apologeîsthai to speak in defense; see apologia) + -tikos -tic

apologetically, adverb
nonapologetic, adjective
nonapologetical, adjective
nonapologetically, adverb
pseudoapologetic, adjective
pseudoapologetically, adverb
quasi-apologetic, adjective
quasi-apologetically, adverb
unapologetic, adjective
unapologetically, adverb
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apologetic (əˌpɒləˈdʒɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  expressing or anxious to make apology; contrite
2.  protecting or defending in speech or writing
 
apolo'getically
 
adv

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apologetic
1640s, "vindicatory," from Fr. apologétique, from L. apologeticus, from Gk. apologetikos "defensible," from apologeisthai (see apology). Meaning "regrefully acknowledging failure" is from 1855. Related: Apologetics (c.1753).
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Example sentences
Belle is a happy hooker smart, confident of her skills and unapologetic about
  her profession.
Also, for the first time he began to look nearly unapologetic as he insisted he
  would make no apology for being successful.
Although the tone of the blurbs is defiantly unapologetic, the names of the
  abridgers are mysteriously absent.
So while the media continue to show their unapologetic bias more and more
  people will rely on them less and less.
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