apologist


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a·pol·o·gist

 (ə-pŏl′ə-jĭst)
n.
A person who argues in defense or justification of something, such as a doctrine, policy, or institution.

apologist

(əˈpɒlədʒɪst)
n
a person who offers a defence by argument

a•pol•o•gist

(əˈpɒl ə dʒɪst)

n.
a person who defends an idea, faith, cause, or institution.
[1630–40]

apologist

a person who defends, in speech or writing, a faith, doctrine, idea, or action.
See also: Argumentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apologist - a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institutionapologist - a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution; "an apologist for capital punishment"
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

apologist

noun defender, spokesman, champion, arguer, maintainer, supporter, advocate, pleader, vindicator, justifier the great Christian apologist Origen
Translations
apologeta
apologet

apologist

[əˈpɒlədʒɪst] Napologista mf

apologist

[əˈpɒlədʒɪst] napologiste m/f
an apologist for sb → un apologiste de qn

apologist

nApologet(in) m(f)

apologist

[əˈpɒlədʒɪst] napologeta m/f
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It would have been a hard trial to any woman to stand by and see the office of apologist for her husband's misconduct quietly assumed by his male friend in her own house--and it was a trial to HER.
Now Nietzsche disagreed entirely with Renan's view, that Christ was "le grand maitre en ironie"; in Aphorism 31 of "The Antichrist", he says that he (Nietzsche) always purged his picture of the Humble Nazarene of all those bitter and spiteful outbursts which, in view of the struggle the first Christians went through, may very well have been added to the original character by Apologists and Sectarians who, at that time, could ill afford to consider nice psychological points, seeing that what they needed, above all, was a wrangling and abusive deity.
English youth have been so educated time out of mind, and we have hundreds of thousands of apologists and admirers of injustice, misery, and brutality, as perpetrated among children.
It was obvious that all this was the work of no ordinary thief, and perhaps inevitable that the name of Raffles should have been dragged from oblivion by callous disrespecters of the departed and unreasoning apologists for the police.
Yung (The) term apologist is uncalled for dahil pwedeng (because it's possible that) a senator is also merely airing his opinion.
Featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muslim convert, Time magazine apologist for the Charlie Hebdo Massacre
The same user later sent a tweet to prominent left-wing commentator Owen Jones, accusing him of being a cowardly apologist, with the hashtags "#KillAllMuslims" and "#KillLeftWingTrash".
The same user later sent a tweet to prominent Leftwing commentator Owen Jones, accusing him of being a cowardly apologist, with the hashtags "#KILLALLMUSLIMs" and "#KILLLEFTWINGTRASH".
An unrelated investigation into Austrian high school curricula and grading revealed that a recent German exam presented students with an essay by Manfred Hausmann, a known Nazi apologist, with no background or historical context on its author, Reuters reports: "Students were asked to reflect on how "The Snail" – in which a gardener decides the pest has to die to protect his plants – dealt with questions about nature and life.
In each chapter, Nasrallah links a given apologist, a non-Christian writer and a building or work of art together in order to explore an aspect of the debates mentioned above.
Based on her close reading of the works of Catholic apologist Pedro de Valencia and others, Magnier describes in detail the ways in which the Moriscos were maligned, how Valencia urged conversion missions of the Moriscos, his part in their eventual expulsion from Spain, and his theological exegesis on the subject of their beliefs.
I AM not an apologist, nor do I want to preach that this, extremely funny guy is new wave, modern or edgy - although I think he is all three.