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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.
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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
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contrite - feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
penitent, repentant - feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
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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.
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contrite

adjective
1. Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds:
2. Expressing or inclined to express an apology:
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contrite

[ˈkɒntraɪt] ADJarrepentido (Rel) → contrito
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contrite

[kənˈtraɪt] adj [person] → contrit(e)
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contrite

adj, contritely
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contrite

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

(ˈkontrait) adjective
deeply sorry for something one has done.
ˈcontriteness, contrition (kənˈtriʃən) noun
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References in classic literature ?
The Thief to Paradise; And a broken and a contrite heart
As to all the rest, he was humble and contrite, and I never knew him complain.
"That would be rather difficult to do!" said Joe, with a contrite air.
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.
"Therefore, sire, your Majesty sees that they are come, quite contrite and repentant, to offer you their excuses."
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. 'Will you shut the door, if you please?
Agatha looked contrite. Miss Wilson turned hastily to the eldest of the three, and continued:
By the time they reached home she was contrite and spiritless.
It stood on a green hill, but of a green not of this world, and it was surrounded by massive walls and bastions to be stormed by no machines or engines of man's invention, but by prayer and fasting, by contrite sighs and by mortifications of the flesh.
She is not contrite. Yes, maybe she did promise not to venture forth on the cold floors of daybreak, but she had risen for a moment only, and we just t'neaded her with our talk about draughts - there were no such things as draughts in her young days - and it is more than she can do (here she again attempts to rise but we hold her down) to lie there and watch that beautiful screen being spoilt.
He was instantly contrite, all soft humility, ears laid back with pleadingness for forgiveness and protestation of a warm throbbing heart of love.