remorse

  • 1 Remorse — Re*morse (r?*m?rs ), n. [OE. remors, OF. remors,F. remords, LL. remorsus, fr. L. remordere, remorsum, to bite again or back, to torment; pref. re re + mordere to bite. See {Morsel}.] 1. The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 remorse — [ri môrs′] n. [ME remors < OFr < LL remorsus < L, pp. of remordere < re , again + mordere, to bite: see MORDANT] 1. a deep, torturing sense of guilt felt over a wrong that one has done; self reproach 2. pity; compassion: now only in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 remorse — noun anguish, chagrin, compunction, concern, conscience, conscientia mala, contriteness, contrition, disquiet, feelings of guilt, grief, pangs of conscience, penitence, regret, regretfulness, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self accusation, self …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 remorse — late 14c., from O.Fr. remors (Fr. remords), from M.L. remorsum, from neut. pp. of L. remordere to vex, disturb, lit. to bite back, from re again + mordere to bite (see SMART (Cf. smart) (v.)). The sense evolution was via the M.L. phrase remorsus… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 remorse — *penitence, repentance, contrition, attrition, compunction Analogous words: regret, *sorrow, grief: *qualm, scruple, compunction, demur …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 remorse — [n] guilty or bad conscience anguish, attrition, compassion, compunction, contriteness, contrition, grief, guilt, pangs of conscience*, penance, penitence, penitency, pity, regret, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, ruefulness, self reproach, shame …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 remorse — ► NOUN ▪ deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed. ORIGIN Latin remorsus, from mordere to bite …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Remorse — This article is about the emotion. For the episode of the TV series House, see Remorse (House). Remorse is an emotional expression of personal regret felt by a person after he or she has committed an act which they deem to be shameful, hurtful,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 remorse — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, genuine, great, real … OF REMORSE ▪ pang, stab VERB + REMORSE ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 remorse — n. 1) to display, show remorse 2) to express; feel remorse 3) bitter, deep, profound remorse 4) a feeling; twinge of remorse 5) remorse for, over (he displayed no remorse for his crimes) * * * [rɪ mɔːs] deep feel remorse profound remorse show… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 remorse — re|morse [rıˈmo:s US o:rs] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: remors, from Latin remordere to bite again ] a strong feeling of being sorry that you have done something very bad →↑regret ▪ Throughout the trial, he had shown no remorse …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 remorse — [[t]rɪmɔ͟ː(r)s[/t]] N UNCOUNT Remorse is a strong feeling of sadness and regret about something wrong that you have done. He was full of remorse and asked Beatrice what he could do to make amends... He has shown no remorse for his actions. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 remorse — re|morse [ rı mɔrs ] noun uncount a strong sad and guilty feeling about something that you have done wrong: show/feel/express remorse (for): She has never shown any remorse for her crime …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 remorse — [14] Remorse etymologically denotes the ‘biting’ of conscience. The word comes ultimately from medieval Latin remorsus ‘torment’, a derivative of Latin remordēre ‘bite back’, hence ‘torrnent’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix re… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 remorse — UK [rɪˈmɔː(r)s] / US [rɪˈmɔrs] noun [uncountable] a strong sad and guilty feeling about something that you have done wrong show/feel/express remorse (for): She has never shown any remorse for her crime …

    English dictionary

  • 16 remorse — [14] Remorse etymologically denotes the ‘biting’ of conscience. The word comes ultimately from medieval Latin remorsus ‘torment’, a derivative of Latin remordēre ‘bite back’, hence ‘torrnent’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix re… …

    Word origins

  • 17 remorse — noun A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning. Failure, disgrace, poverty, sorrow, despair, suffering, tears even, the broken words that come from lips in pain, remorse that makes one walk on thorns, conscience that condemns …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 remorse — Synonyms and related words: anxiety, apologies, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bitterness, compunction, contriteness, contrition, embarrassment, grief, guilt, guilty conscience, humiliation, mortification, pangs of conscience, penance, penitence,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 remorse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. self reproach, regret, compunction, contrition, penitence. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. compunction, contrition, self reproach, guilt; see regret 1 , repentance , shame 2 . See Synonym Study at repentance …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 remorse — noun (U) a strong feeling of being sorry that you have done something very bad: When he saw tears in her eyes, he was full of remorse for what he had said. remorseful adjective remorsefully adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English