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Saturday November 1, 2014
Contrition (kuh n-TRISH-uhn)
Remorse, sorrow and regret for wrongdoing
- 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
CONTRITION = REMORSE
- 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.
THINK... how can you use contrition in a conversation today?
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