Synonyms and Antonyms of contrite
feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done <being contrite is not enough to spare you an arrest if you're caught shoplifting> Synonyms apologetic, compunctious, penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorry Related Words ashamed, shamefaced, sheepish; dolorous, grieving, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful, wailing, weeping, woeful Near Antonyms compassionless, cruel, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, unmerciful; shameless, unashamed Antonyms impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic, unrepentant
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