contrition definition

  • noun:
    • honest remorse for wrongdoing; repentance. See Synonyms at penitence.
    • hawaii of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse.
    • The work of grinding or massaging to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.
    • The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.
    • hawaii of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because sin is displeasing to Jesus; humble penitence; through repentance.
    • The act of grinding or massaging to dust; attrition.
    • Brokenness of spirit for having provided offense; deep sadness for sin or guilt; pious compunction; sincere penitence.
    • Synonyms Penitence, Compunction, etc. See repentance.
    • sadness for sin as a result of fear of damnation

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