Top 10 Other Words for Apologetic (Explained w Examples)

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Are you curious about what other words you can use instead of the word sorry? Look no further, we have the answers you need. Keep reading and you will find multiple examples and learn how to use them.


Meaning: Feeling remorse because you did something wrong.

Example Sentence: Mark was talking to me with a contrite tone because of what he did.


Meaning: Gloomy, depressive, sorry, spologetic.

Example Sentence: Donnie’s statement caused the mood in the room to go dismal.


Meaning: Unhappy, pathetic, sorry.

Example Sentence: I feel miserable because of what I did…


Meaning: Something that deserves pity.

Example Sentence: We found Antonia and her sister in a pitiful state.


Meaning: Feeling sorry, showing regret.

Example Sentence: James called me and sounded regretful about the car crash…


Meaning: Showing remorse.

Example Sentence: Lizzie was very remorseful about what happened between us.


Meaning: Unhappy, sorry, feeling sorrow.

Example Sentence: Bobby looks so sad, let’s go cheer him up!


Meaning: Showing or feeling great sorrow.

Example Sentence: Claire is so sorrowful about losing her job.


Meaning: Apologetic about something.

Example Sentence: Julia was really sorry about what happened.


Meaning: Sad, not happy.

Example Sentence: Why are you so unhappy all the time?

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