Definition of “apologist” - English Dictionary

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“apologist” in British English

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apologistnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈpɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ us /əˈpɑː.lə.dʒɪst/ formal

a person who supports a particular belief or political system, especially an unpopular one, and speaks or writes in defence of it:

communism and its apologists
There are few apologists for the old system.

(Definition of “apologist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)