1 an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone; "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
2 a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly [syn: apologia]
3 a poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile" [syn: excuse]
EtymologyDefense, justification, from Late Latin apologia, from Greek apologia a speech in defense, from apologeisthai to speak in one's defense, from apologos an account, story, from apo- from, off (see apo-) + logos speech.
What you say when you regret saying or doing something affecting others
A formal justification, defence
An apology is a justification or defense of an act or idea, from the Greek apologia (απολογία). An apology can also be an expression of contrition and remorse for something done wrong.
Apology can refer to:
- Apology (Plato), Plato's recording of Socrates' defense at trial.
- Apology (Xenophon), Xenophon's version of Socrates' defense.
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, a 1531 defense of Lutheranism by Philipp Melanchthon.
- An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, a 1676 defense of Quakerism by Robert Barclay.
- An Apology for the Life of Col
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apology in Hebrew: התנצלות
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apology in Serbian: Апологија
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apology in Ukrainian: Апологія
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