contritely
adverb see contrite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • contritely — contrite ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or expressing remorse. DERIVATIVES contritely adverb contriteness noun contrition noun. ORIGIN Latin contritus, from conterere grind down, wear away …   English terms dictionary

  • contritely — See contrite. * * * …   Universalium

  • contritely — adverb In a contrite manner …   Wiktionary

  • contritely — adv. regretfully, remorsefully, penitently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contritely — con·trite·ly …   English syllables

  • contritely — See: contrite …   English dictionary

  • contritely — adverb in a rueful manner I made a big mistake, he said ruefully • Syn: ↑ruefully, ↑remorsefully • Derived from adjective: ↑remorseful (for: ↑remorsefully), ↑contrite …   Useful english dictionary

  • contrite — contritely, adv. contriteness, n. /keuhn truyt , kon truyt/, adj. 1. caused by or showing sincere remorse. 2. filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement; penitent: a contrite sinner. [1300 50; ME contrit ( < AF) < L contritus worn… …   Universalium

  • remorsefully — adverb in a rueful manner I made a big mistake, he said ruefully • Syn: ↑ruefully, ↑contritely • Derived from adjective: ↑remorseful, ↑contrite (for: ↑contritely), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruefully — adverb in a rueful manner (Freq. 2) I made a big mistake, he said ruefully • Syn: ↑contritely, ↑remorsefully • Derived from adjective: ↑remorseful (for: ↑remorseful …   Useful english dictionary

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