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Definitions for contrite
kənˈtraɪt, ˈkɒn traɪtcon·trite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthfuladjective

    feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses


  1. contriteadjective

    Sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow, especially for one's own actions; apologetic.

    Etymology: From contritus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contriteadjective

    thoroughly bruised or broken

  2. Contriteadjective

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

  3. Contritenoun

    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.]

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  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

Examples of contrite in a Sentence

  1. Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist Christian Boone:

    Scotty Garnell Morrow was very composed. Scotty Garnell Morrow had not taken a sedative before. Scotty Garnell Morrow was very contrite, scotty Garnell Morrow asked for the forgiveness from the Woods family and the Young family, thanked Scotty Garnell Morrow own family for their support -- and Scotty Garnell Morrow final words were,' I love you all, God bless.'.

  2. 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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