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1. contrite

adjective. ['kənˈtraɪt'] feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses.

Synonyms

  • rueful
  • remorseful
  • ruthful
  • repentant

Antonyms

  • impenitent
  • unregretful
  • unashamed
  • nonreligious person

Etymology

  • contritus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word contrite


1. Adjective
If you are sincere and contrite, they are more likely to get over it faster.

2. Verb, base form
Be honest, sincere and contrite.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Be honest and contrite.

Quotes containing the word contrite


1. What the hell are you getting so upset about?"he asked her bewilderedly in a tone of contrite amusement. "I thought you didn't believe in God.""I don't,"she sobbed, bursting violently into tears. "But the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid God you make Him out to be.
- Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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