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apologia Line breaks: apo|lo¦gia
Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈləʊdʒɪə/

Definition of apologia in English:


A formal written defence of one’s opinions or conduct: an apologia for book-banning
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  • It may seem like I write only an apologia for the action we took, to support that publicly damned legislation.
  • Morrison said that he ‘did not want to write an apologia for the IRA’ or to ‘mythologise’ them.
  • De Profundis was the closest Oscar Wilde ever came to a queer apologia and defense, written as a letter from Reading Gaol over a three-month period in 1897.


Late 18th century: from Latin (see apology).

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