Definition of apologetically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

apologetically

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//əˌpɒləˈdʒetɪkli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˌpɑːləˈdʒetɪkli//
 
 
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in a way that shows that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem ‘I'm sorry I'm late,’ he murmured apologetically.