Definitions for contritekənˈtraɪt, ˈkɒn traɪt
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contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthful(adj)
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
Sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow, especially for oneu2019s own actions; apologetic.
Origin: From contritus.
thoroughly bruised or broken
broken down with grief and penitence; deeply sorrowful for sin because it is displeasing to God; humbly and thoroughly penitent
a contrite person
in a contrite manner
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