Apologist (noun)

A person who defends or explains a particular doctrine, ideology, or group, often in an attempt to justify or defend it against criticism.


From greek apologos (defender, speaker in defense), from apo- (from) + logos (speech).


  1. He was an apologist for the government's policies and defended them at every opportunity.
  2. The apologist tried to defend the actions of the company, but their explanations were not convincing.
  3. He was a religious apologist and wrote several books defending his faith.
  4. The apologist argued that the controversial policy was actually beneficial.
  5. She was an apologist for the controversial political leader and tried to justify his actions.
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