What does the word apologetic mean?

Usage examples for apologetic

  1. His face flushed up, and he said in a sort of apologetic way: " Surely this is Dr. Staunton's house?" – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  2. He was embarrassed, apologetic, crestfallen. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  3. His faded eyes would peer caressingly from behind his glasses and he would make simple little remarks in an apologetic voice. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht