This page is about the dysphemism apologist
a person who defends someone or something that's often criticized
- The army's apologists say the hospital was bombed by mistake, but they bombed it on purpose.
- Apologists for gun manufacturers often say: "People kill people, not guns".
This is a dysphemism that can be used instead of more neutral words like "spokesperson" or "representative". It's used by people who believe a spokesperson isn't telling the truth, or is distorting the truth, in order to defend the organization or person they are speaking on behalf of.
Contributor: Matt Errey