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apologetic

adjective
     
a‧pol‧o‧get‧ic
showing or saying that you are sorry that something has happened, especially because you feel guilty or embarrassed about it
apologetic about
The manager was very apologetic about everything.
She gave me an apologetic smile.
look/sound apologetic
Dan came in looking very apologetic.
apologetically adverb:
'I know,' she said apologetically.

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