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Just the name sounds needy and apologetic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Gold leaf was applied so sparingly it looked almost apologetic. Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)And they would certainly argue that there is no need to feel apologetic for inflicting that pain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her lips were painted red and were parted in an apologetic smile. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The driver was really apologetic but said he had to go by the sat nav. The Sun (2006)Ford sounded almost apologetic about the amount he kicked. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was really apologetic and invited me to step out and look at the damage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He has to put tax at the heart of his campaign and not in a fashion that sounds apologetic or defensive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Stop feeling so apologetic and defensive. The Sun (2006)We have an apologetic tone, which is not what we are used to from bankers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Pope was forced to write a deeply apologetic letter to the bishops of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He hasn't been as contrite or as apologetic as he should have been. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His square face shows little emotion, his tone is almost apologetic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To me it was very poignant, almost apologetic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The next day he would be really apologetic but it didn't help us sleep. The Sun (2011)Prepare him for a shock but don't sound apologetic. The Sun (2010)But he didn't sound apologetic now. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It makes you feel apologetic that you haven't shown your face more often on that green pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I know exactly how it feels to be made to feel apologetic for being thin. The Sun (2008)I was almost apologetic for some of the things we did and some of the songs we'd done. The Sun (2013)In an apologetic tone, Norwich regrets his failure to explain this unhappiness. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He added: 'He was almost apologetic. The Sun (2015)He's nice enough to be slightly apologetic about what he does, when really we want him to be shameless. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I salute the actor's candour, but not his apologetic tone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)

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Translations for 'apologetic'

British English: apologetic ADJECTIVE
If you are apologetic, you show or say that you are sorry for causing trouble for someone, for hurting them, or for disappointing them.
The hospital staff were very apologetic but that couldn't really compensate.
  • American English: apologetic
  • Brazilian Portuguese: compungido
  • Chinese: 表达歉意的
  • European Spanish: de disculpa
  • French: désolé
  • German: entschuldigend
  • Italian: che si scusa
  • Japanese: 謝罪して
  • Korean: 미안해하는
  • European Portuguese: apologético
  • Spanish: de disculpa

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