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re·morse

 (rĭ-môrs′)
n.
1. Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret. See Synonyms at penitence.
2. Obsolete Compassion.

[Middle English remors, from Old French, from Medieval Latin remorsum, from neuter past participle of Latin remordēre, to torment : re-, re- + mordēre, to bite; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]
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remorse

(rɪˈmɔːs)
n
1. a sense of deep regret and guilt for some misdeed
2. compunction; pity; compassion
[C14: from Medieval Latin remorsus a gnawing, from Latin remordēre to bite again, from re- + mordēre to bite]
reˈmorseful adj
reˈmorsefully adv
reˈmorsefulness n
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re•morse

(rɪˈmɔrs)

n.
1. deep and painful regret for wrongdoing.
2. Obs. pity; compassion.
[1325–75; < Middle French remors < Medieval Latin remorsus < Latin remordere to bite again, vex (re- re- + mordere to bite)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remorse - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)remorse - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
regret, ruefulness, sorrow, rue - sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"
guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience, guilt - remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
penance, penitence, repentance - remorse for your past conduct
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remorse

noun regret, shame, guilt, pity, grief, compassion, sorrow, anguish, repentance, contrition, compunction, penitence, self-reproach, pangs of conscience, ruefulness, bad or guilty conscience He has shown no remorse for his actions.
Quotations
"remorse, the fatal egg by pleasure laid" [William Cowper The Progress of Error]
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remorse

noun
A feeling of regret for one's sins or misdeeds:
Theology: attrition.
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Translations
تَبْكيت الضَّميرنَدَم
výčitky svědomí
angersamvittighedskval
tunnontuskat
kajanje
iîrun
良心の呵責
깊은 후회
jaučiantis sąžinės graužimąsąžinės graužimassu apgailestavimu
nožēlasirdsapziņas pārmetumi
výčitky svedomia
ånger
การสำนึกผิด
sự ăn năn

remorse

[rɪˈmɔːs] N (= regret) → remordimiento m
without remorsesin remordimientos
to feel remorsearrepentirse
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remorse

[rɪˈmɔːrs] nremords m
He showed no remorse → Il n'a manifesté aucun remords.
to be filled with remorse → être plein(e) de remords
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remorse

nReue f (→ at, over über +acc); he is completely without remorseer zeigt überhaupt keine Reue; without remorse (= merciless)erbarmungslos
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remorse

[rɪˈmɔːs] nrimorso
without remorse → senza pietà
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remorse

(rəˈmoːs) noun
regret about something wrong or bad which one has done.
reˈmorseful adjective
feeling remorse.
reˈmorsefully adverb
reˈmorseless adjective
cruel; without pity. a remorseless tyrant.
reˈmorselessly adverb
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remorse

نَدَم výčitky svědomí samvittighedskval Reue τύψεις remordimiento tunnontuskat remords kajanje rimorso 良心の呵責 깊은 후회 wroeging anger wyrzuty sumienia remorso раскаяние ånger การสำนึกผิด vicdan azabı sự ăn năn 懊悔
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remorse

n. remordimiento.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

remorse

n remordimiento, arrepentimiento
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References in classic literature ?
The blood flowed freely in my veins, but a weight of despair and remorse pressed on my heart which nothing could remove.
But remorse is not thus banished; like Virgil's wounded hero, he carried the arrow in his wound, and, arrived at the salon, Villefort uttered a sigh that was almost a sob, and sank into a chair.
The months after Oniton, whatever minor troubles they might bring him, were all overshadowed by Remorse. When Helen looked back she could philosophize, or she could look into the future and plan for her child.
"MY boy," said an aged Father to his fiery and disobedient Son, "a hot temper is the soil of remorse. Promise me that when next you are angry you will count one hundred before you move or speak."
But among the conflicting sensations which assailed her, there was neither shame nor remorse. There was a dull pang of regret because it was not the kiss of love which had inflamed her, because it was not love which had held this cup of life to her lips.
In the bitterness of his remorse he swore that he would never leave the kennel until his children came back.
Dreams were particularly sweet and vivid after a spell of dissipation; they came with remorse and with tears, with curses and transports.
Hardly four months had passed since the wedding-day at Aldborough, and the penalty for that day was paid already -- paid in unavailing remorse, in hopeless isolation, in irremediable defeat!
Had I not been armed in proof, the villain had marked me down seven times with as little remorse as if I had been a buck in season.
When reason returned with the morning - when I had slept off the fumes of the night's debauch - I experienced a sentiment half of horror, half of remorse, for the crime of which I had been guilty; but it was, at best, a feeble and equivocal feeling, and the soul remained untouched.
"I only know two very real evils in life: remorse and illness.
Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life."