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
Origin and Etymology of contrition
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of contrition
CONTRITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contrition for English Language Learners
: the state of feeling sorry for bad behavior : the state of being contrite
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