Search Result for "contrite": pronunciation
Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses;
[syn: contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthful]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contrite \Con"trite\, n. A contrite person. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contrite \Con"trite\, v. In a contrite manner. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contrite \Con"trite\ (?; 277), a. [L. contritus bruised, p. p. of contrere to grind, bruise; con- + terere to rub, grind: cf. F. contrit See Trite.] 1. Thoroughly bruised or broken. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Broken down with grief and penitence; deeply sorrowful for sin because it is displeasing to God; humbly and thoroughly penitent. [1913 Webster] A contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. --Ps. li. 17. [1913 Webster] Be penitent, and for thy fault contrite. --Milton. Syn: Penitent; repentant; humble; sorrowful. [1913 Webster]




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