Synonyms of 'apology'

facade, show, wistfulness, veil, varnish, trick, support, subterfuge, stratagem, stalking-horse, sorrow, smoke screen, shamefacedness, shame, sham, semblance, screen, satisfaction, rhubarb, repentance, reparation, remorsefulness, remorse, regret, refuge, reformation, redress, protestation, pretext, pretension, pretense, polemics, polemic, penitence, penance, mea culpa, mask, logomachy, locus standi, litigation, justification, hubbub, hassle, handle, guise, grief, gloss, front, flyting, feint, extenuation, espousal, dispute, disputation, device, defense, cover story, cover-up, cover, controversy, contrition, contriteness, contention, confession, concession, color, cloak, casuistry, breast-beating, blind, bickering, bicker, attrition, atonement, argumentation, argument, apologia, apologetics, apologetic, amends, alibi, advocation, admission, acknowledgment