apologetic apologetic  /ə ˌpɑ lə ˈdʒɛ tɪk/


  • (adj) offering or expressing apology


  1. The paper's editors were so apologetic that they offered Ifill a job.
  2. When Thabet gave him a business card, which says he works for Hamurabi Human Rights, which produced the incriminating videotape, the Marine grew apologetic.
  3. Nonetheless, the report was accompanied by an editorial by Editor John Maddox that was almost apologetic.


  1. Man Accused of Pointing Gun at Officer Is Contrite

    An 18-year-old accused of pointing a gun at a Dallas police officer says he is apologetic for his alleged crimes. Photo Credit: NBC 5
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC Dallas Fort Worth

  2. Police question J. Cole fan who tweeted photo with gun to sister's head

    A fan of J. Cole is pretty apologetic after a joke photo he tweeted of him holding his sister hostage with a handgun until the rapper would retweet him, TMZ reports. Yeah, that wasn't the brightest idea that doofus user ever had.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  3. Serena Williams Apologizes for ‘Insensitive and Hurtful’ Comments on Steubenville Rape Case

    Serena Williams released an apologetic statement Wednesday after causing a rise with comments made in a Rolling Stone interview about the Steubenville rape case. In the story, Williams says that the boys who committed the crime “did something stupid” and asks if “it was fair, what they got?” She also speculates that the victim should […]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network


  1. "I should shoulder all responsibilities," Chen said. "I feel really apologetic and shamed."
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: Chen Shui-bian Source: Forbes

  2. "Among the 32 killed were bright students who could have contributed greatly to society, and it's a big loss for all of us," Cardinal Nicolas Cheong Jin-suk told parishioners. "As a South Korean, I can't help feeling apologetic about how a...
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Nicolas Cheong Jin-suk Source: Forbes

  3. "I really want to apologize to the fans that were going to see me in those shows," Newton said in a story posted on People magazine's Web site. "I'm terribly apologetic. And for those who want to paint this situation with a black brush,...
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Wayne Newton Source: Forbes

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