apologetically adv
"These are the propulsion systems used by NASA for the moonshots," said Tom apologetically.

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  • Apologetically — A*pol o*get ic*al*ly, adv. By way of apology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apologetically — adv. Apologetically is used with these verbs: ↑grin, ↑murmur, ↑say, ↑shrug, ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary

  • apologetically — adv. sorrowfully, remorsefully; in justification, in defense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quasi-apologetically — adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • quasi-apologetically — adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apollo — apologetically adv …   English expressions

  • apologetic — apologetically, adv. /euh pol euh jet ik/, adj. 1. containing an apology or excuse for a fault, failure, insult, injury, etc.: An apologetic letter to his creditors explained the delay. 2. defending by speech or writing. 3. willing or eager to… …   Universalium

  • apologetic — [ə päl΄ə jet′ik] adj. [Fr apologétique < LL(Ec) apologeticus < Gr apologētikos, suitable for defense < apologeisthai: see APOLOGY] 1. defending in writing or speech; vindicating 2. showing realization of and regret for a fault, wrong,… …   English World dictionary

  • apologetic — adj. & n. adj. 1 regretfully acknowledging or excusing an offence or failure. 2 diffident. 3 of reasoned defence or vindication. n. (usu. in pl.) a reasoned defence, esp. of Christianity. Derivatives: apologetically adv. Etymology: F… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deprecatorily — adv. disparagingly, while expressing disapproval; apologetically …   English contemporary dictionary

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