1. [syn: contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthful]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Remorseful \Re*morse"ful\ (-m?rs"f?l), a.
1. Full of remorse.
The full tide of remorseful passion had abated.
2. Compassionate; feeling tenderly. [Obs.] --Shak.
3. Exciting pity; pitiable. [Obs.] --Chapman.
[1913 Webster] -- Re*morse"ful*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
[syn: contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthful]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "remorseful":
anxious, apologetic, ashamed, bad, bitter, compunctious,
conscience-smitten, conscience-stricken, contrite, embarrassed,
full of remorse, guilty, humbled, humiliated, mortified, penitent,
penitential, regretful, repentant, repining, rueful, self-accusing,
self-condemning, self-convicting, self-debasing, self-flagellating,
self-humiliating, self-punishing, self-reproaching, shamed,
shamefaced, shamefast, shameful, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy about,