apology (n.)

  1. an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone; he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess'

  2. a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly

    [ Syn: apologia ]

  3. a poor example; it was an apology for a meal; a poor excuse for an automobile

    [ Syn: excuse ]

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