A woman deals with remorse.
An example of remorse is what you feel after you made a mean comment during an argument and feel badly about it afterward.
- a deep sense of guilt or self-reproach over a wrong or blunder
- pity; compassion: now only in without remorse, pitilessly
Origin of remorseMiddle English remors ; from Old French ; from Late Latin remorsus ; from L, past participle of remordere ; from re-, again + mordere, to bite: see mordant
- Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret. See Synonyms at penitence.
- Obsolete Compassion.
Origin of remorseMiddle English remors, from Old French, from Medieval Latin remorsum, from neuter past participle of Latin remord&emacron;re, to torment : re-, re- + mord&emacron;re, to bite; see mer- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural remorses)
First attested circa 14th century, from Old French remors, from Medieval Latin remorsum, from Latin remordeÅ (“I torment, I vex,", literally “I bite back") from re- + mordeÅ (“I bite").