plural noun[treated as singular or plural]
Reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine: free market apologetics
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- I can't read Lewis now; I devoured him as a young man, as a young priest, I loved his kind of argumentative certainties, his apologetics; can't stand it now.
- The methods of apologetics outlined above - natural theology and history - are primarily scientific.
- Various forms of theistic apologetics serve this function (among others).
Mid 18th century: from apologetic.
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