Contrite



[kuh n-trahyt, kon-trahyt] /kənˈtraɪt, ˈkɒn traɪt/

adjective
1.
caused by or showing sincere remorse.
2.
filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement; penitent:
a contrite sinner.
/kənˈtraɪt; ˈkɒntraɪt/
adjective
1.
full of guilt or regret; remorseful
2.
arising from a sense of shame or guilt: contrite promises
3.
(theol) remorseful for past sin and resolved to avoid future sin
adj.

c.1300, from Old French contrit and directly from Latin contritus, literally “worn out, ground to pieces,” past participle of conterere “to grind,” from com- “together” (see com-) + terere “to rub” (see throw (v.)). Used in English in figurative sense of “crushed in spirit by a sense of sin.” Related: Contritely.

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