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  1. A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning
    • Oscar Wilde:
    • : that makes one walk on thorns
      1. (obsolete) sorrow; pity; compassion
    • William Shakespeare:
    • :the tears of soft
    Etymology: First attested circa w:14th century, 14th century, from Old French remors, from Middle Latin remorsum, from Latin remordere "to torment, vex," literally "to bite back," from re- + mordere, "to bite."

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