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Meaning of APOLOGIST

Pronunciation:  u'pâlujist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution; "an apologist for capital punishment"
 

APOLOGIST is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: justifier, vindicator
 
 See Also: advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*pol"o*gist\, n. [Cf. F. apologiste.]
One who makes an apology; one who speaks or writes in defense
of a faith, a cause, or an institution; especially, one who
argues in defense of Christianity.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abettor, admirer, advocate, aficionado, angel, apologete, apologizer, arguer, argufier, backer, buff, casuist, champion, controversialist, debater, defender, dependence, disceptator, disputant, encourager, endorser, exponent, fan, favorer, friend at court, guard, guardhouse lawyer, justifier, logomacher, logomachist, lover, Maecenas, mainstay, maintainer, mooter, paladin, paranymph, partisan, patron, Philadelphia lawyer, pilpulist, pleader, polemic, polemicist, polemist, promoter, proponent, protagonist, protector, reliance, second, seconder, sectary, sider, sponsor, stalwart, standby, successful advocate, support, supporter, sustainer, sympathizer, upholder, vindicator, votary, well-wisher, whitewasher, wrangler
 

 

 

 

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