Definitions for contritekənˈtraɪt, ˈkɒn traɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tritekənˈtraɪt, ˈkɒn traɪt(adj.)

  1. caused by or showing sincere remorse.

  2. filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement; penitent:

    a contrite sinner.

Origin of contrite:

1300–50; ME contrit (< AF) < L contrītus worn down, crushed, ptp. of conterere. See con-, trite


Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthful(adj)

    feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses


  1. contrite(Adjective)

    Sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow, especially for oneu2019s own actions; apologetic.

  2. Origin: From contritus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contrite(adj)

    thoroughly bruised or broken

  2. Contrite(adj)

    broken down with grief and penitence; deeply sorrowful for sin because it is displeasing to God; humbly and thoroughly penitent

  3. Contrite(noun)

    a contrite person

  4. Contrite

    in a contrite manner

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deeply sorry for something one has done.

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