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commonness

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acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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apologetic
Definition:
- AL, a-pol-oj-et'ik, - al, adj. excusing: regretfully acknowledging: said or written in defence.-- adv. APOLOGET'ICALLY.-- n. APOLOGET'ICS, that branch of theology concerned with the defence of Christianity. It falls under the two heads of natural and revealed theology-- in the former it proves the existence of God, of the soul in man, a future state; in the latter, the canonicity, inspiration, and trustworthiness of Scripture.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
apologetic, excusatory.
bad
sad, woebegone, up set.
expressing remorse, regret
attritional, conciliatory, contrite, expiatory, explanatory, penitent, penitential, propitiatory, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, self-effacing, sorry, Atoning, Compunctious, Supplicating, self-incriminating, on one's knees.
humble
abashed, contrite, homely, humble, meek, mild, modest, plain, plebeian, self-effacing, selfless, sheepish, submissive, unassuming, unobtrusive, unpretentious.
penitent
penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, sorry, Atoning, Self-reproaching, contrite.
regretful
contrite, rueful.
sorry
bad, self-condemnatory, self-accusing.
noun
apologetic
contrite, defensive, excusatory, justificative, justificatory, self-deprecating.
apologia
apologetics.
contrite
conciliatory, expiatory, explanatory, extenuating, penitential, propitiatory, rueful, sorry, Retracting, Compunctious, Supplicating, conscience-stricken, self-reproachful, expressing regret, regretfully acknowledging, self-condemnatory, self-incriminating.
Examples of usage:
  1. He advanced with the hesitating and apologetic air which he had worn with her ever since that unfortunate evening on the beach. – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  2. As her last words to the public she says: " May the reader accept this apologetic, this intimate love- offering, in the spirit in which it is given. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 by Rupert Hughes
  3. " Captain Wells," repeated Mayhall with a stiff salutation, and the messenger from over Black Mountain fell back with an apologetic laugh. – Christmas Eve on Lonesome and Other Stories by John Fox, Jr.
  4. But he said it in an apologetic tone, as though admitting the truth. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  5. As the veiled lady explained herself with the dignity of manner which had won Maida Odell's admiration, a young man joined the two, with an apologetic air. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson

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