- The definition of apologies are statements that say you are sorry for doing something (often something wrong).
Telling people that you are ashamed of your actions is an example of apologies.
Variant of apology
- a formal spoken or written defense of some idea, religion, philosophy, etc.
- an acknowledgment of some fault, injury, insult, etc., with an expression of regret and a plea for pardon
- an inferior substitute; makeshift: he is a poor apology for an actor
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin apologia ; from Classical Greek a speaking in defense ; from apologeisthai, to speak in defense ; from apo-, from plush logos, speech: see logic