Definition of Apology:

  1. In a defamation (slander or libel) case, an apology is offered as a defense or in mitigation of damages. Usually it is accompanied by payment of compensation and/or (in case of unintentional defamation) an offer to make amends by publishing corrected version of the defamatory story and the apology.

Synonyms of Apology

Abject apology, Acknowledgment, Admission, Advocating, Advocation, Alibi, Amends, Apologetic, Apologetics, Apologia, Apologies, Argument, Argumentation, Atonement, Attrition, Ayenbite of inwit, Bicker, Bickering, Bitterness, Blind, Breast-beating, Casuistry, Championing, Change of heart, Cloak, Color, Concession, Confession, Contention, Contriteness, Contrition, Controversy, Cover, Cover story, Cover-up, Deathbed repentance, Defense, Device, Disputation, Dispute, Espousal, Excuse, Extenuation, Facade, Feint, Flyting, Front, Gloss, Grief, Guise, Handle, Hassle, Heartfelt apology, Hubbub, Justification, Lame excuse, Litigation, Locus standi, Logomachy, Mask, Mea culpa, Ostensible motive, Palliation, Paper war, Passage of arms, Penance, Penitence, Polemic, Polemics, Poor excuse, Pretense, Pretension, Pretext, Protestation, Public motive, Put-off, Redress, Reformation, Refuge, Regret, Regretfulness, Regrets, Regretting, Remorse, Remorse of conscience, Remorsefulness, Reparation, Repentance, Repining, Rhubarb, Saeta, Satisfaction, Screen, Semblance, Set-to, Sham, Shame, Shamefacedness, Shamefastness, Shamefulness, Show, Smoke screen, Sorriness, Sorrow, Stalking-horse, Stratagem, Subterfuge, Support, Trick, Varnish, Veil, Verbal engagement, War of words, Wearing a hairshirt, Wistfulness, Wrangling

Meaning of Apology & Apology Definition