A did something wrong but didn't realize it.
B explained to
A why what (s)he did was wrong. Then
A said: "Sorry then". Is
A really sorry?
Literally, "sorry then" (in my head) means in light of the new information, I am sorry. But my friend say the 'then' after the sorry means
A said it reluctantly and (s)he is not really sorry.
So which is it? Do you have any more examples of when placing 'then' after a statement makes it imply the speaker's reluctance?