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Synonyms for apology

apology for something or someone


  • mockery of
  • excuse for
  • imitation of
  • caricature of
  • travesty of
  • poor substitute for

Synonyms for apology

a statement of acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon

a statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

Synonyms for apology

an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly

a poor example

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Most Aboriginal leaders believe that the apology would have been made a long time ago if government lawyers hadn't advised against it because they believed an apology would expose the government to a number of civil lawsuits.
This could happen where the language of the apology itself is interpreted either too literally or too liberally.
For the apology gang, led by the far Left, the analysis is similar though they like to think that America's racist, sexist, class-ist offenders can be humbled without a revolution.
This would seem unlikely, given the confused nature of the apology and its withdrawal.
Al-Taweel: First, the apology should be on the ground, and procedures to enable Southerners to restore their institutions and reclaim their [stolen] land plots should take place.
In the apology, Altaf Hussain said he respected the judiciary his entire life and wanted to withdraw the remarks he had made during his December 2 speech, in which he had termed the court's remarks "unconstitutional" and "undemocratic".
The 22-year-old Twilight actress was branded a "trampire" by comedian Will Ferrell but it looks like the apology could have worked.
She said: "We welcome the apology but the one thing that makes me angry is that we have had to wait for this report to come out before we get all the apologies that should have been made a long time ago.
The apology issue between Turkey and Israel should be analyzed in the light of this observation.
Washington, July 11 ( ANI ): The apology offered by the U.
SCHOLARSHIP regarding apologies has proliferated since the apology phenomenon" (Lazare 2004, 7) that began in the early 1990s (Lazare 2004).
Malaak, who did not or quote Machar, explained that the apology was the beginning of a reconciliation process and commended the Vice President for accepting responsibility of the incident.
Referring to the second condition of apology, the sincerity of the apology is less important than its offering in accordance with prescribed social interaction.