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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Remorse \Re*morse"\ (r?*m?rs"), n. [OE. remors, OF. remors,F. remords, LL. remorsus, fr. L. remordere, remorsum, to bite again or back, to torment; pref. re- re- + mordere to bite. See Morsel.] 1. The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed, or for the sins of one's past life. "Nero will be tainted with remorse." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion. [1913 Webster] Curse on the unpardoning prince, whom tears can draw To no remorse. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] But evermore it seem'd an easier thing At once without remorse to strike her dead. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Syn: Compunction; regret; anguish; grief; compassion. See Compunction. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "remorse": anxiety, apologies, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bitterness, compunction, contriteness, contrition, embarrassment, grief, guilt, guilty conscience, humiliation, mortification, pangs of conscience, penance, penitence, penitently, regret, regretfulness, regrets, regretting, remorse of conscience, remorsefulness, repentance, repining, rue, ruefulness, self-reproach, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, shamefulness, sorriness, sorrow, wistfulness, woe