Part of speech: adjective

Of the nature of an apology. apologetical.

Part of speech: noun

An apology or defense.

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Usage examples "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", L. T. Meade.
  2. He was embarrassed, apologetic, crestfallen. - "Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories", 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", Ben Hecht.