Simple Definition of remorse
: a feeling of being sorry for doing something bad or wrong in the past : a feeling of guilt
Examples of remorse
I could forgive him for what he did if he showed some remorse.
<he felt a deep remorse for having neglected his family over the years>
Origin of remorse
Middle English, from Anglo-French remors, from Medieval Latin remorsus, from Late Latin, act of biting again, from Latin remordēre to bite again, from re- + mordēre to bite — more at mordant
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of remorse
Rhymes with remorse
clotheshorse, concourse, crash course, dark horse, dawn horse, dead horse, deforce, discourse, divorce, dray horse, endorse, enforce, extrorse, golf course, gut course, high horse, introrse, iron horse, midcourse, of course, Old Norse, one-horse, packhorse, perforce, post-horse, racecourse, racehorse, recourse, redhorse, resource, retrorse, sawhorse, sea horse, stringcourse, trial horse, unhorse, warhorse, wheelhorse, Whitehorse, workhorse
REMORSE Defined for Kids
Definition of remorse
: deep regret for doing or saying something wrong <She felt a pang of remorse after yelling.>
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