contrite definition

  • adjective:
    • experiencing regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
    • Arising from or expressing contrition: contrite words.
    • Sincerely penitent or experience regret or sorrow, specifically for one’s very own actions; apologetic.
    • Thoroughly bruised or damaged.
    • Broken down with grief and penitence; profoundly sorrowful for sin because it is displeasing to God; humbly and completely penitent.
    • feeling or expressing pain or sadness for sins or offenses
  • noun:
    • A contrite individual.
    • A contrite person; a penitent.
  • verb:
    • In a contrite fashion.
  • others:
    • Bruised; worn.
    • Hence—2. Broken-in spirit by a sense of guilt; conscience-stricken; humbled; penitent: because, a contrite sinner.
    • Synonyms Repentant, sorrowful. For contrast, see repentance.
    • to help make simple or penitent.

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