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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contritely mean? 

  The adverb CONTRITELY has 1 sense:

1. in a rueful manner

  Familiarity information: CONTRITELY used as an adverb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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In a rueful manner


contritely; remorsefully; ruefully

Context example:

'I made a big mistake,' he said ruefully


contrite (feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses)

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