See under (def 2).
[kuh n-trish-uh n] /kənˈtrɪʃ ən/
sincere penitence or remorse.
Theology. sorrow for and detestation of sin with a true purpose of amendment, arising from a love of God for His own perfections (perfect contrition) or from some inferior motive, as fear of divine punishment (imperfect contrition)
deeply felt remorse; penitence
(Christianity) detestation of past sins and a resolve to make amends, either from love of God (perfect contrition) or from hope of heaven (imperfect contrition)
c.1300, contrycyun, from Old French contriciun (Modern French contrition) and directly from Latin contritionem (nominative contritio), noun of action from past participle stem of conterere (see contrite).
- Imperfect flower
imperfect flower (ĭm-pûr’fĭkt) A flower that lacks either stamens or carpels. Compare perfect flower. See also incomplete flower.
noun 1. a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the Fungi imperfecti. imperfect fungus im·per·fect fungus (ĭm-pûr’fĭkt) n. Any of various fungi of the phylum Fungi Imperfecti, including Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, and other human pathogens. imperfect fungus See deuteromycete.
[im-per-fek-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tə bəl/ adjective 1. that cannot be perfected.
[im-per-fek-shuh n] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk ʃən/ noun 1. an detail; flaw: a law full of imperfections. 2. the quality or condition of being . /ˌɪmpəˈfɛkʃən/ noun 1. the condition or quality of being imperfect 2. a fault or defect n. late 14c., from Old French imperfeccion (12c.) and directly from Late Latin imperfectionem (nominative imperfectio), from […]