Definitions for sackclothˈsækˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sackcloth(noun)

    a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse

  2. sackcloth(noun)

    a coarse cloth resembling sacking


  1. sackcloth(Noun)

    A coarse hessian style of cloth used to make sacks.

  2. sackcloth(Noun)

    (Usually paired with 'ashes'), garments worn as an act of penance. Now often used figuratively.

    After he realised the gravity of his crime he spent some time wearing sackcloth and ashes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sackcloth(noun)

    linen or cotton cloth such as sacks are made of; coarse cloth; anciently, a cloth or garment worn in mourning, distress, mortification, or penitence

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