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contrition

con·tri·tion

contrition

 
pronunciation:
kn trI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: regret for one's own wrongdoing, or for one's offenses against religious mandates.
synonyms:
compunction, guilt, penitence, regret, remorse, repentance, shame
similar words:
embarrassment, mortification, rue, self-reproach, sorrow
Word Parts
The word contrition contains the following part:
trit Latin root that means friction, wearing away