Missing Words VI

We need different words for apology in the sense of "I'm sorry; I won't do it again," and apology in the sense of "I'm sorry that this lowers your utility, but not sorry enough to actually change the behavior in question; maybe we could negotiate some other behavior change that might partially make up for it." Both can be sincere, but they mean different things.

2 thoughts on “Missing Words VI

  1. The former is likely an expression of remorse; the latter an expression of regret, i.e. "I regret that your dog attacked me and I had to shoot it."

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