noun con·tri·tion \kən-ˈtri-shən\

: the state of feeling sorry for bad behavior : the state of being contrite

Full Definition of CONTRITION

:  the state of being contrite :  repentance

Examples of CONTRITION

  1. Were her tears a true sign of contrition?
  2. <once again she heard her abusive husband's tearful expressions of contrition>

First Known Use of CONTRITION

14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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