noun see contrite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Contriteness — Con trite ness, n. Deep sorrow and penitence for sin; contrition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contriteness — index remorse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • contriteness — 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

  • contriteness — See contritely. * * * …   Universalium

  • contriteness — noun The state of being contrite …   Wiktionary

  • contriteness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A feeling of regret for one s sins or misdeeds: compunction, contrition, penitence, penitency, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue. Theology: attrition. See REGRET …   English dictionary for students

  • contriteness — n. repentance, regretfulness, remorse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contriteness — con·trite·ness …   English syllables

  • contriteness — noun sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation • Syn: ↑attrition, ↑contrition • Derivationally related forms: ↑contrite • Hypernyms: ↑sorrow, ↑regret, ↑rue, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • repentance — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sorrow, remorse, regret, penitence, contrition, compunction, contriteness, attrition, self denunciation, self abasement, self reproach, self condemnation, self humiliation, penance, prick of conscience. Ant. complacency,… …   English dictionary for students

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