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Pronunciation: [ɐpˈɒləd͡ʒˌɪsts] (IPA)

Apologists are individuals who defend a particular ideology or belief system, usually in the face of criticism or skepticism. Synonyms for apologists include defenders, advocates, supporters, champions and proponents. These words imply a level of loyalty and dedication to the cause being defended. Other synonyms include apologists, evangelists and missionaries, which connote a sense of zeal and evangelism in the defense of a belief. The term apologists can also be used to describe someone who is apologizing or expressing regret for something, in which case synonyms might include penitents, contrites and remorsefuls. However, in most cases, apologists is used to indicate someone who is justifying or defending a position.

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The antonyms for the word "apologists" include accusers, critics, detractors, opponents, and enemies. These are people who do not defend or support a particular idea, theory, or individual. Instead, they offer opposition or criticism of it. Accusers, in particular, are individuals who make allegations against someone, while critics provide negative feedback about a particular subject or person. Detractors are people who express disapproval or dissatisfaction towards an individual, group, or idea. Opponents are individuals who actively resist or compete against a particular idea, while enemies are individuals who have a deep-seated hatred or dislike for someone or something.

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Usage examples for Apologists

Consequently, the latter-day apologists of the Confederacy devote themselves with pathetic fervour, and often with great ingenuity, to what the impartial outsider cannot but feel to be barren discussions of constitutional law.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer
There is often at the bottom of this sentimental patronage of socialism the not unchivalrous but mistaken idea that the ordinary self-interest of the world has been glorified by economists into a sacred and all-sufficing principle which it would be interfering with the designs of Providence to restrict, and that therefore it is only right to side with socialism as a protest against the position taken by the apologists of the present system of things, without being understood to commit one's self thereby to the particular system which socialism may propose to put in its place.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
The attempts at explanation which have been hitherto offered, in order to reconcile these genealogies, are scarcely creditable to the intellects of the Christian apologists.
"Theological Essays"
Charles Bradlaugh

Famous quotes with Apologists

  • When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion, they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to, or else diminish and distort it.
    Jack Schwartz
  • Vulgar libertarian apologists for capitalism use the term "free market" in an equivocal sense: they seem to have trouble remembering, from one moment to the next, whether they’re defending actually existing capitalism or free market principles. ... When prodded, they’ll grudgingly admit that the present system is not a free market, and that it includes a lot of state intervention on behalf of the rich. But as soon as they think they can get away with it, they go right back to defending the wealth of existing corporations.
    Kevin Carson
  • India has its own full-fledged brand of negationism: a movement to deny the large-scale and long-term crimes against humanity committed by Islam. This movement is led by Islamic apologists and Marxist academics, and followed by all the politicians, journalists and intellectuals who call themselves secularists. In contrast to the European negationism regarding the Nazi acts of genocide, but similar to the Turkish negationism regarding the Armenian genocide, the Indian negationism regarding the terrible record of Islam is fully supported by the establishment. It has nearly full control of the media and dictates all state and government parlance concerning the communal problem (more properly to be called the Islam problem).
    Koenraad Elst
  • Professional philosophers are usually only apologists: that is, they are absorbed in defending some vested illusion or some eloquent idea.
    George Santayana
  • Though we have not employed the arguments usually advanced by the apologists of Christianity, we have arrived by a different chain of reasoning at the same conclusion: Christianity is perfect; men are imperfect. Now, a perfect consequence cannot spring from an imperfect principle. Christianity, therefore, is not the work of men. If Christianity is not the work of man, it can have come from none but God. If it came from God, men cannot have acquired a knowledge of it except by revelation. Therefore, Christianity is a revealed religion.
    François-René de Chateaubriand

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