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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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Although apology laws are popular among state legislatures, their impact on medical practice remains uncertain.
We the Parliament of Australia respectfully request that this apology be received in the spirit in which it is offered as part of the healing of the nation.
As a result I developed something of a pre-packaged apology.
Mike Beebe said he didn't know if an apology for slavery was needed.
ISLAMABAD -- Dr Ejaz, former husband of Reham Khan has sent her notice of Rs 100 million defamation claim saying she should tender apology in writing over the statements given by her against him otherwise legal proceedings will be initiated against her.
BOSSES from a major Japanese corporation have issued an unprecedented apology to a 94-year-old US prisoner of war for using American PoWs for forced labour during the Second World War.
When the Government says "no apology", to me it means no apology for more children being plunged into poverty, no apology for them dying younger, no apology for their educational attainment being badly affected, and no apology for their poor mental health.
Apologise DO not hesitate or wait Or your apology may be too late Be precise and quite clear As an apology needs to sound sincere Make your apology polite and brief You could save yourself a lot of grief It may take courage to apologise It needs to be said if you are wise A public apology covers one and all And maybe it could save your downfall Both by G McLANDERS
Jonah Hill seems to be on an apology tour as he goes from "The Howard Stern Show" to "The Tonight Show" for his apology on his recent scandal - using a gay slur with a paparazzo.
CHIEF Constable Sims revealed this week that he had met with Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell who had "graciously accepted" an apology over the role played by one of his officers in the "plebgate" affair.
16, of the 20th anniversary of the Anglican Church of Canada's landmark apology to indigenous people for the role it played in the Indian residential schools system, which took native children from their homes as part of the government's policy of assimilation.
However, Hizbollah's statement rejecting this news was interesting because, rather than denying everything, they clarified that their delegation to the Arab States Broadcasting Union had made the apology "without referring to the party leadership".
Summary: Lebanese group says apology voiced by its media mouthpieces for coverage of events in Bahrain was made without prior consultation with party leadership.
The court adjourned the hearing for indefinite period the matter of accepting or rejecting the clarification and unqualified apology rendered by former care taker PM Mir Hazar Khan Khoso in this case.
Some of the demands made in the list of 31 points like an apology for the 1994 Civil War, which was fought under the rule of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, have recently been fulfilled.