What are some alternative words for apology?

Synonyms for apologyəˈpɒl ə dʒi

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term apology.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apology(noun)

    an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

    Synonyms:
    excuse, apologia

  2. apology, apologia(noun)

    a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly

    Synonyms:
    apology, excuse, apologia

  3. apology, excuse(noun)

    a poor example

    Synonyms:
    apology, excuse, exculpation, apologia, alibi, self-justification

Wiktionary

  1. apology(noun)

    A formal justification, defence.

    Synonyms:
    apologia

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apology

    All these words express one's answer to a charge of wrong or error that is or might be made. Apology has undergone a remarkable change from its old sense of a valiant defense — as in Justin Martyr's Apologies for the Christian faith — to its present meaning of humble confession and concession. He who offers an apology admits himself, at least technically and seemingly, in the wrong. An apology is for what one has done or left undone; an excuse may be for what one proposes to do or leave undone as well; as, one sends beforehand his excuse for not accepting an invitation; if he should fail either to be present or to excuse himself, an apology would be in order. An excuse for a fault is an attempt at partial justification; as, one alleges haste as an excuse for carelessness. Confession is a full acknowledgment of wrong, generally of a grave wrong, with or without apology or excuse. Plea ranges in sense from a prayer for favor or pardon to an attempt at full vindication. Defense, exculpation, justification, and vindication are more properly antonyms than synonyms of apology in its modern sense, and should be so given, but for their connection with its historic usage. Compare CONFESS; DEFENSE.

    Synonyms:
    acknowledgment, confession, defense, exculpation, excuse, justification, plea, vindication

    Antonyms:
    accusation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, imputation, injury, insult, offense, wrong

    Preposition:
    An apology to the guest for the oversight would be fitting.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apology(n.)

    Synonyms:
    defence, vindication, justification

  2. apology(n.)

    Synonyms:
    excuse, plea, explanation, extenuation, reparation, AMENDE HONORABLE

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

apologies, excuse, apologize, apologia, apologizing, apologise, sorry


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