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apology

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Etymology

Defense, justification, from Late Latin apologia, from Greek ἀπολογία a speech in defense, from ἀπολογοῦμαι I speak in one's defense, from ἀπόλογος an account, story, from ἀπό from, off (see apo-) + λόγος speech.

Noun

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apology

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apologies

apology (apologies)
  1. What you say when you regret saying or doing something affecting others.
  2. A formal justification, defence.

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  • Attributes: public, sincere, personal, etc.

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