Complete Definition of "contrite"

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English

Etymology
From L. contritus.

Pronunciation
RP<sup>1</sup> IPA|/kɒnˈtɹaɪt/
RP<sup>2</sup> IPA|/ˈkɒntɹaɪt/
US IPA|/kənˈtɹɑɪt/
audio|en-us-contrite.ogg|Audio (US)

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

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Derived terms
contritely
contriteness

Translations
trans-top|Sincerely penitent
Dutch: t|nl|rouwvol, t+|nl|met t|nl|berouw
German: t|de|reuevoll, t|de|zerknirscht
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Panjabi: t|pa|ਪਛਤਾਵਾ|xsPunjabi t|pa|ਗਰਸਤ|xsPunjabi
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