contrite


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con·trite

 (kən-trīt′, kŏn′trīt′)
adj.
1. Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
2. Arising from or expressing contrition: contrite words.

[Middle English contrit, from Latin contrītus, past participle of conterere, to crush : com-, com- + terere, to grind; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

con·trite′ly adv.
con·trite′ness n.

contrite

(kənˈtraɪt; ˈkɒntraɪt)
adj
1. full of guilt or regret; remorseful
2. arising from a sense of shame or guilt: contrite promises.
3. (Theology) Christianity remorseful for past sin and resolved to avoid future sin
[C14: from Latin contrītus worn out, from conterere to bruise, from terere to grind]
conˈtritely adv
conˈtriteness n

con•trite

(kənˈtraɪt, ˈkɒn traɪt)

adj.
1. caused by or showing sincere remorse.
2. filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement; penitent: a contrite sinner.
[1300–50; Middle English contrit (< Anglo-French) < Latin contrītus worn down, crushed, past participle of conterere. See con-, trite]
con•trite′ly, adv.
con•trite′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contrite - feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
penitent, repentant - feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

contrite

adjective sorry, humble, chastened, sorrowful, repentant, remorseful, regretful, penitent, conscience-stricken, in sackcloth and ashes He was so contrite that he wrote me a letter of apology.

contrite

adjective
1. Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds:
2. Expressing or inclined to express an apology:
Translations
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brødebetynget
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nožēlas pilnssagrauzts
berouwmetrouwvol

contrite

[ˈkɒntraɪt] ADJarrepentido (Rel) → contrito

contrite

[kənˈtraɪt] adj [person] → contrit(e)

contrite

adj, contritely

contrite

[ˈkɒntraɪt] adjmortificato/a (Rel) → contrito/a

contrite

(ˈkontrait) adjective
deeply sorry for something one has done.
ˈcontriteness, contrition (kənˈtriʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
Seeing that he really was out of temper, Jo, who knew how to manage him, assumed a contrite expression, and going artistically down upon her knees, said meekly, "Please forgive me for being so cross.
Will he bear about with him,--no odious grin of feigned benignity, insolent in its pretence, and loathsome in its falsehood,--but the tender sadness of a contrite heart, broken, at last, beneath its own weight of sin?
The fact was that the ivory hook of the parasol had caught in the chain gear, and when the first attempt at drawing water was made, the little offering of a contrite heart was jerked up, bent, its strong ribs jammed into the well side, and entangled with a twig root.
Papa said you would call,' continued he, after recovering a little from Catherine's embrace; while she stood by looking very contrite.
As to all the rest, he was humble and contrite, and I never knew him complain.
What better can we do, then to the place Repairing where he judg'd us, prostrate fall Before him reverent, and there confess Humbly our faults, and pardon beg, with tears VVatering the ground, and with our sighs the Air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite, in sign Of sorrow unfeign'd, and humiliation meek.
But =Thou= hast said, the blood of goat, The flesh of rams, I will not prize; A contrite heart, and humble thought, Are mine accepted sacrifice.
Therefore, sire, your Majesty sees that they are come, quite contrite and repentant, to offer you their excuses.
As you have taken up the cross, and become a follower of good and an eschewer of evil, I trust I shall see you before the altar, with a contrite heart and a meek spirit.
On that occasion Professor Summerlee was the chief offender, and though he is now chastened and contrite, the matter could not be entirely forgotten.
Emerson, contrite and unhappy, hurried away to apologize to the Rev.
By the time they reached home she was contrite and spiritless.