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.

Contrite

Meaning: Feeling remorse because you did something wrong.

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

Dismal

Meaning: Gloomy, depressive, sorry, spologetic.

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

Miserable

Meaning: Unhappy, pathetic, sorry.

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

Pitiful

Meaning: Something that deserves pity.

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

Regretful

Meaning: Feeling sorry, showing regret.

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

Remorseful

Meaning: Showing remorse.

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

Sad

Meaning: Unhappy, sorry, feeling sorrow.

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

Sorrowful

Meaning: Showing or feeling great sorrow.

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

Sorry

Meaning: Apologetic about something.

Example Sentence: Julia was really sorry about what happened.

Unhappy

Meaning: Sad, not happy.

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

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