Simple Definition of contrition
: the state of feeling sorry for bad behavior : the state of being contrite
Examples of contrition in a sentence
Were her tears a true sign of contrition?
<once again she heard her abusive husband's tearful expressions of contrition>
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Rhymes with contrition
addition, admission, ambition, attrition, audition, beautician, clinician, cognition, coition, commission, condition, demission, dentition, dismission, Domitian, edition, emission, ethician, fruition, ignition, Kittitian, lenition, logician, magician, Mauritian, monition, mortician, munition, musician, nutrition, omission, optician, partition, patrician, perdition, permission, petition, Phoenician, physician, Politian, position, punition, remission, rendition, sedition, submission, suspicion, tactician, technician, tradition, transition, transmission, tuition, volition
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