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CONTRITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contrite mean? 

CONTRITE (adjective)
  The adjective CONTRITE has 2 senses:

1. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
2. feeling regret for a fault or offence

  Familiarity information: CONTRITE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTRITE (adjective)


Sense 1contrite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

Synonyms:

contrite; remorseful; rueful; ruthful

Similar:

penitent; repentant (feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds)


Sense 2contrite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feeling regret for a fault or offence

Similar:

apologetic; excusatory (offering or expressing apology)


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