An example of remorse is what you feel after you made a mean comment during an argument and feel badly about it afterward.
Origin of remorse
- Middle English remors from Old French from Medieval Latin remorsum from neuter past participle of Latin remordēre to torment re- re- mordēre to bite mer- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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").