Apologetic A*pol`o*get"ic, Apologetical A*pol`o*get"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to speak in defense of; ? from + ? speech, ? to say, to speak. See {Logic}.] Defending by words or arguments; said or written in defense, or by way of apology; regretfully excusing; as, an apologetic essay. ``To speak in a subdued and apologetic tone.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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