remorseful

  • 1Remorseful — Re*morse ful ( m?rs f?l), a. 1. Full of remorse. [1913 Webster] The full tide of remorseful passion had abated. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. Compassionate; feeling tenderly. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Exciting pity; pitiable. [Obs.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2remorseful — I adjective apologetic, compunctious, conscience smitten, conscience stricken, contrite, full of regret, lamenting, penitent, penitential, regretful, repentant, repenting, rueful, sad, self accusatory, self condemnatory, self reproaching,… …

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  • 3remorseful — 1590s, from REMORSE (Cf. remorse) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Remorsefully …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4remorseful — [adj] guilty, ashamed apologetic, attritional, chastened, compunctious, consciencestricken, contrite, guilt ridden, mournful, penitent, penitential, regretful, repentant, rueful, sad, self reproachful, sorrowful, sorry; concept 401 Ant. callous,… …

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  • 5remorseful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ filled with remorse or repentance. DERIVATIVES remorsefully adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6remorseful — [ri môrs′fəl] adj. full of remorse; feeling, expressing, or caused by remorse remorsefully adv. remorsefulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7remorseful — adjective a) Feeling or filled with remorse. He was so remorseful that he voluntarily paid full restitution. b) Expressing or caused by remorse. There was a remorseful look on her face. Syn: penitent, apologetic …

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  • 8remorseful — [[t]rɪmɔ͟ː(r)sfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are remorseful, you feel very guilty and sorry about something wrong that you have done. He was genuinely remorseful. Derived words: remorsefully ADV GRADED ADV with v My poor wife! he said, remorsefully …

    English dictionary

  • 9remorseful — remorsefully, adv. remorsefulness, n. /ri mawrs feuhl/, adj. 1. full of remorse. 2. characterized by or due to remorse: a remorseful mood. [1585 95; REMORSE + FUL] Syn. 1, 2. contrite, regretful, penitent. * * * …

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  • 10remorseful — adjective remorseful criminals Syn: sorry, full of regret, regretful, contrite, repentant, penitent, guilt ridden, conscience stricken, guilty, chastened Ant: unrepentant …

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  • 11remorseful — /rəˈmɔsfəl/ (say ruh mawsfuhl) adjective 1. full of remorse. 2. characterised by or due to remorse: a remorseful mood. –remorsefully, adverb –remorsefulness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 12remorseful — adjective Date: 1592 motivated or marked by remorse • remorsefully adverb • remorsefulness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13remorseful — Synonyms and related words: anxious, apologetic, ashamed, bad, bitter, compunctious, conscience smitten, conscience stricken, contrite, embarrassed, full of remorse, guilty, humbled, humiliated, mortified, penitent, penitential, regretful,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14remorseful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. contrite, penitent, repentant; see sorry 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Feeling or expressing regret for one s sins or misdeeds: compunctious, contrite, penitent, penitential, regretful, repentant, sorry. See… …

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  • 15remorseful — re|morse|ful [ rı mɔrsfl ] adjective feeling sad or guilty for having done something wrong ╾ re|morse|ful|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16remorseful — re morse·ful || rɪ mÉ”rsfÊŠl / mɔːs adj. regretful, sorrowful, characterized by feelings of guilt …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17remorseful — a. Compunctious, contrite, repentant, penitent, sorrowful …

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  • 18remorseful — adj sorry, sorrowful, regretful, rueful, contrite, compunctious; conscience stricken, conscience smitten, guilt ridden, repining, regretting, full of regrets; apologetic, repentant, penitent, penitential, atoning, in sackcloth and ashes; humbled …

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  • 19remorseful — re·morse·ful …

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  • 20remorseful — UK [rɪˈmɔː(r)sf(ə)l] / US [rɪˈmɔrsf(ə)l] adjective feeling sad or guilty for having done something wrong Derived word: remorsefully adverb …

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