A*pol`o*get"ic (#), 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
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