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Từ điển Oxford Advanced Learner 8th
apologetic


apolo·get·ic BrE [əˌpɒləˈdʒetɪk] NAmE [əˌpɑːləˈdʒetɪk] adjective
feeling or showing that you are sorry for doing sth wrong or for causing a problem
‘Sorry,’ she said, with an apologetic smile.
~ about/for sth They were very apologetic about the trouble they'd caused.
Derived Word:apologetically

Word Origin:
[apologetic apologetically] late Middle English (as a noun denoting a formal justification): from French apologétique or late Latin apologeticus, from Greek apologētikos, from apologeisthei ‘speak in one's own defence’, from apologia, from apo ‘away’ + -logia (see ↑-ology). The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.

Example Bank:
He was profusely apologetic about the mistake.
I hope she was suitably apologetic afterwards.
Leroy sounded almost apologetic.
She was apologetic for taking so long.
They were very apologetic about the trouble they'd caused.

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