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contrition

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of contrition

  1. a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing <once again she heard her abusive husband's tearful expressions of contrition> Synonyms contriteness, guilt, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, shameRelated Words compunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpaAntonyms impenitence, remorselessness




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