re·​morse·​ful | \ ri-ˈmȯrs-fəl How to pronounce remorseful (audio) \

Definition of remorseful

: motivated or marked by remorse

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Other Words from remorseful

remorsefully \ ri-​ˈmȯrs-​fə-​lē How to pronounce remorseful (audio) \ adverb
remorsefulness noun

Examples of remorseful in a Sentence

was remorseful about all the trouble that he had caused in the family
Recent Examples on the Web Latoison said, adding that Sanford is remorseful for his actions. Anchorage Daily News, "‘Trump said to do so’: Accounts of rioters who say the president spurred them to rush the Capitol could be pivotal testimony," 16 Jan. 2021 Local officials said that the men were cooperating with the authorities and felt deeply remorseful. New York Times, "Four Charged Over Blaze That Devastated Australia’s Fraser Island," 22 Dec. 2020 In interviews with Indiana Klanswomen nearing the end of their lives, Blee was surprised to learn that many did not feel remorseful for their role in the WKKK. Ko Bragg, USA TODAY, "First came suffrage. Then came the Women of the Ku Klux Klan.," 5 Jan. 2021 The game show champion posted a remorseful Twitter thread on Wednesday afternoon regarding the remarks. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "Interim Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings issues apology for controversial tweets," 30 Dec. 2020 Authorities said Roberson made several social media posts while on the run about being suicidal and remorseful. Fox News, "Michigan youth basketball coach charged in connection to brutal beating of fiancee," 17 Dec. 2020 Brandon is remorseful and ashamed that his actions and inaction contributed to their untimely deaths. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Kim Kardashian West tweets Trump to stop Brandon Bernard's execution," 10 Dec. 2020 The sheriff, who was not at the scene, said deputies reported Starr was remorseful. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "5-year-old hit and killed after mother's boyfriend forced him out of car as punishment, sheriff says," 1 Dec. 2020 Hannon’s defense attorney, Dawn Andrews, said her client was shaking during the hearing and is deeply remorseful. oregonlive, "Boy, 15, who murdered teen in Portland motel room as part of ‘sickening’ 2-month crime spree could be locked up until age 25," 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of remorseful

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remorseful was in 1592

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23 Jan 2021

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“Remorseful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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