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Saturday November 1, 2014

Contrition (kuh n-TRISH-uhn)

Remorse, sorrow and regret for wrongdoing

Usage Examples

  • The boy's contrition for stealing the candy was obvious by his many tears.
  • Because the criminal showed considerable contrition the judge gave him a light sentence.

Word Usage Tip


  • The drunk driver that hit my car showed no REMORSE for what he had done.
  • The drunk driver that hit my car showed no CONTRITION for what he had done.

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