apologist etymology

English word apologist comes from English -ist, English apology

Detailed word origin of apologist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ist English (eng) Added to words to form nouns denoting:. A person who holds bigoted, partial views.. A person who uses a technological device of some kind. ;a person with a particular creative or academic role. ;one who has a certain political tendency. ;one who owns or manages something. ;one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;.
apology English (eng) A formal justification, defence.. An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry).. Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift.
apologist English (eng) One who makes an apology.. One who speaks or writes in defense of a faith, a cause, or an institution.

Words with the same origin as apologist

Descendants of -ist
activist anthropologist archaeologist arsonist biologist celibacy geologist guitarist ist journalist nationalist novelist pathologist pharmacist physicist psychiatrist psychologist rapist receptionist sexist socialist stylist tourist violinist vocalist
Descendants of apology
apologise apologize