What does contrite mean?

Definitions for contritekənˈtraɪt, ˈkɒn traɪt

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Contrite

    kon′trīt, adj. broken-hearted for sin: penitent.—adv. Con′tritely.—ns. Con′triteness; Contri′tion, deep sorrow for sin: remorse. [L. contritusconter-ĕrecon, wholly, ter-ĕre, to bruise.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contrite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contrite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sam Singer:

    The more they say, the more liability they could potentially create for themselves, they are low key, contrite and helpful.

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