Adjective "apologist" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A person who offers an argument in defence of something controversial.
  1. 'But it was the nature of the attacks from the political party, its apologists and some journalists that interested me most.'
  2. 'My job here is not to be an apologist, but technology can't always save us from significant changes in human nature.'
  3. 'Nor do the apologists for this failure carry conviction.'
  4. 'There is, of course, no need to imagine people who would make such claims: they were Nazis and their apologists.'
  5. 'Obviously there have been, and will be, apologists who want to defend or explain away the embarrassing elements.'
  6. 'The Soviet Union's ideology had many adherents and apologists throughout the West.'
  7. 'Only those such as government spokesmen and official apologists for the war would deny this.'
  8. 'The only kinds of writers excluded were supporters and apologists of totalitarianism.'
  9. 'I'm suggesting simply that they make their presence felt in ways that draw the distinction between themselves and the apologists.'

More definitions

1. a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.

2. Ecclesiastical. Also, apologete[uh-pol-uh-jeet]/əˈpɒl əˌdʒit/. a person skilled in apologetics. one of the authors of the early Christian apologies in defense of the faith.

More examples(as adjective)

"wells can be apologist."

"people can be apologist."


Mid 17th century: from French apologiste, from Greek apologizesthai ‘give an account’ (see apologize).