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Definition of apologetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

apologetic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əˌpɑləˈdʒɛt̮ɪk//
 
 
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feeling or showing that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem “Sorry,” she said, with an apologetic smile. apologetic about/for something They were very apologetic about the trouble they caused.
apologetically
 
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NAmE//‑kli//
 
adverb “I'm sorry I'm late,” he murmured apologetically.
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