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1. contrition

noun. ['kənˈtrɪʃən'] sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation.

Synonyms

  • attrition
  • rue
  • contriteness
  • regret
  • ruefulness

Antonyms

  • joy
  • increase
  • accept

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Words that Rhyme with Contrition

  • predisposition
  • misrecognition
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  • retransmission
  • presupposition
  • decomposition
  • statistician
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  • geriatrician
  • fondkommission
  • extradition
  • transmission
  • superstition
  • requisition
  • recondition
  • recognition
  • proposition
  • premonition
  • preignition
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How do you pronounce contrition?

Pronounce contrition as kənˈtrɪʃən.

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Example sentences of the word contrition


1. Noun, singular or mass
Perfect contrition is imbued with a love of God above all other things.

Quotes containing the word contrition


1. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

2. There is a sacredness in tears....They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

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