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CONTRITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contrition mean? 

CONTRITION (noun)
  The noun CONTRITION has 1 sense:

1. sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

  Familiarity information: CONTRITION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTRITION (noun)


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Meaning:

Sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

contriteness; contrition; attrition

Hypernyms ("contrition" is a kind of...):

regret; rue; ruefulness; sorrow (sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment)


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