Contrition meaning

kən-trĭsh'ən
Sincere remorse for wrongdoing; repentance.
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Remorse for having done wrong.
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The definition of contrition is a feeling of remorse about having done something wrong.

An example of contrition is a student feeling bad about cheating on a test.

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Sorrow for having offended God.
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The state of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse.
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The act of grinding or rubbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.
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Origin of contrition

  • From Old French contriciun (French contrition), from Latin contritio.
    From Wiktionary