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Definition of: apology

(ə·polə·jē) noun plural ·gies
1. A formal acknowledgment, as of error, offense, or incivility.
2. Originally, a justification or defense.
3. A poor substitute. [ <L apologia <Gk. apologia a speech in defense < apo- from + logos speech] Synonyms: acknowledgment, confession, defense, exculpation, excuse, justification, plea, vindication. According to its present meaning, he who offers an apology admits himself, at least technically and seemingly, in the wrong. An excuse for a fault is an attempt at partial justification; as, one alleges haste as an excuse for carelessness. Acknowledgment is neutral, and may be either of fact, duty, obligation, etc., or of error or fault. Confession is a full acknowledgment of wrong, generally of a grave wrong, with or without apology or excuse. Compare CONFESS, DEFENSE. Antonyms: accusation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, imputation, injury, insult, offense, wrong.

Most often used phrases:

public apology
formal apology
official apology
apology accepted
sincere apology
full apology
written apology
first apology
apology letter
personal apology
heartfelt apology
apology resolution
non apology apology
apology stating
unreserved apology

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"apology" has the frequency of use of 0.0007% on en.wikipedia.org.

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