apologetic


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Synonyms for apologetic

Synonyms for apologetic

expressing or inclined to express an apology

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

Synonyms for apologetic

offering or expressing apology

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References in classic literature ?
The boy departed, and back came the prime minister, perturbed, ill at ease, and garrulous with apologetic explanation.
But the next instant she was warning him away from the cubs with a snarl that was less harsh than usual and that was more apologetic than menacing.
I got in late and was shown to my room on the ground floor by an apologetic night-clerk with a tallow candle, which he considerately left with me.
His expression was downcast, and his bearing meek and even apologetic.
Wise people want so many things before they can even begin to enjoy themselves, and I feel perpetually apologetic when with them, for only being able to offer them that which I love best myself-- apologetic, and ashamed of being so easily contented.
Marlow's tone being apologetic and our new acquaintance having again turned to the window I took it upon myself to say:
That's all right," he said, with an apologetic smile.
No keeper was at hand, so the Leopard Man stepped over a couple of paces, dealt the wolf a sharp blow on the nose with the light cane he carried, and returned with a sadly apologetic smile to take up his unfinished sentence as though there had been no interruption.
A cheap cotton shirt, with frayed collar and a bosom discoloured with what I took to be ancient blood-stains, was put on me amid a running and apologetic fire of comment.
Upon my soul, Jack,' says Edwin, complacently, 'I feel quite apologetic for having my way smoothed as you describe.
His manner was almost apologetic yet it was defiantly and assertively right.
The Assistant Commissioner gave this definition in an apologetic voice.
Immediately he crouched and began to explore Jukes' person upwards with prudent, apologetic touches, as became an inferior.
The image of the Vespertilio was on the retina," the astounded enquirer into the secrets of nature observed, in a manner that seemed a little apologetic, "and I was silly enough to mistake my own faithful beast for the monster.
She was likewise deeply apologetic for wanting the salt; and, feeling amiably bound to bear out Mr.