Apologizing for one’s mistake is one the crucial elements of a healthy relationship. There are scenarios where expressing Sorry works well without actually saying it and on serious occasions, saying Sorry is the only way to express sincerity and grace. On most occasions, it is more about conveying a remorse or a regret feeling for one’s mistake rather actually saying Sorry. In the office environment, expressing regret requires a different vocabulary whereas with friends and family, you can use funny tones to convey apology in a casual manner.

As you can relate, there are many circumstances where different words can be used to convey regret. We have prepared different phrases to express Sorry or Apology for the most common scenarios of our day to day life. In this post, you will find plenty of them. So let’s take a look.

I did my very best but I admit that more was expected of me.

Its a once a while thing that has happened.

Sorry to let you down. I hope it will never happen again.

I strongly believe that my actions were disgraceful to say the least.

I didn’t knew what got into me but I regret it very much.

I wasn’t on my best behaviour surely and I have no one but myself to blame for it.

More than everyone else, I am appalled with myself. Sorry Folks

I wish I could have been more useful to all of you.

I deeply regret of what I have done but it was unintentional.

I was definitely not at my level best today and I feel extremely bad about it.

Appropriate Unique Ways To Express Sorry in Office

It is not an easy task to admit mistakes in your office environment. There is always a chance of repurcussions when you take responsibility of failure. However, great workplaces appreciate employees realizing their mistake. And so if you want to convey Sorry in Office with sincerity without actually saying it, then the below phrases will surely do them. These phrases can also be used in any formal scenario and convey the remorse and grace that you have for doing the mistake.


I should have been more careful with my words.

I know I have let you down. I hope you will give me another chance.

I feel dejected in not leading the way that I should have.

Please accept my sincerest apologies.

There are few things I should have paid attention to.

Sorry to bother you but could you please explain that to me again.

I should have been more prepared for the challenging scenario.

I didn’t mean to offend you at all.

Somethings could have been done differently but we lost track of the target.

I beg your pardon but I didn’t got your point.

Please bear with me for some time.

Sorry for the late reply. I was extremely tied with other emergency work.

Please forgive me for the delay. I tried my level best to arrive earlier.

I realize I should have been more focussed. I will be much more prepared next time.

You can blame me and I will not disagree.

Sorry folks for the confusion.

You were my guidance. I think some of the credit of this mistake should be crowned to you also. Isn’t it!

I may have made a mistake but I have learnt a lot from it.

This fiasco will not happen again under my leadership.

I accept the team didn’t performed well and I take all the responsibility for it.

Please let me have another chance and I will surely do much better.

I definitely tried my best but I unfortunately was not able to accomplish the task.

Conveying Casual Apology without Sorry to Friends


Thanks for bearing this mistake without cursing me.

My Bad. I should have known it better.

I feel terrible for causing you distress.

Oops. That was totally unexpected.

I can be a let down at times but I will certainly make up for it.

Goodness Gracious. Where the hell did that came from?

I wanted to help you out. Unfortunately, I came short of it.

I am ashamed of my behavior and conduct.

I owe you for not helping you out fully. Will wait for an opportunity to help you exhaustively next time.

I pray to God to take those words back which hurted you so much.

I couldn’t feel more terrible of what I have done. Please forgive me.

My Bad that I was not skilled to do the task that you gave it to me.

I made a mistake unintentionally. I hope this will not have adverse effect on our friendship.

I am a human. I made a mistake. But trust me, I value our friendship a lot more than I could ever express.

I know am such in pain in the *** sometimes.

Sarcasm mixed Sorry to Friends and Family over Texts


Sorry to keep you waiting. You will have your moment of vengeance I assure, in the next lifetime.

If you guys want to give two kicks on my ***se, I will not blame you.

I thank you all guys for what you all did i.e. submerging me with so much expectations!!

I grant permission to you folks to blame me for this fiasco.

As if you folks haven’t made a blunder in your life. Stop pouncing on me or I will be a drama queen when you guys will faulter.

I feel so fortunate to have committed this absurdity in front of you guys only.

I have still plenty of quota to exhaust my mistakes.

Atleast, I wasn’t that stupid like you were.

Well, its not everyday that I am at fault but its that day for sure.

I have set a new benchmark in stupidity. No surprises, as you were my idol.

A wise man had once said that nothing teaches you more than mistakes. So here I am.

Thanks for the love of God, I didn’t followed you whole-heartedily.

Creative Funny Ways of Apologizing to GirlFriend Boyfriend


This is what happens when you put undue pressure with high expectations.

What matters is love and not mistakes. You know how much I adore you. Please forgive me. Everything will be fine.

Its better if you just kick my *** rather than giving me a verbal every now and then for the petty mistakes.

You already know that men think with their …… Well you know it right!

Today I will bow down before you.

I had to make some mistakes in order to match with you. Isn’t it!!

You didn’t apologize to me last time so I am also returning the favour. But love you to the moon and back.

I now understand that I should have listened to you. A lesson for the present only.