remorseful

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

Definition of remorseful

: motivated or marked by remorse

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from remorseful

remorsefully \ ri-​ˈmȯrs-​fə-​lē How to pronounce remorsefully (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 The judge at the time said Almena was not sufficiently remorseful. NBC News, "Prosecutors will retry man in 'Ghost Ship' warehouse fire that killed 36," 5 Oct. 2019 Whether the cheater is immensely remorseful and wants forgiveness or is dead-set on leaving his or her partner, the experience can be devastating to everyone involved. Jackie Pilossoph, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Cheating is bad, but cruelty is worse," 18 Oct. 2019 That’s what the story subtly demands of him, a teachable and remorseful individual blindsided by ignorance. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Queer drama about a straight boy is tenderly provocative and markedly vital," 22 Aug. 2019 Garrett was remorseful after the incident, which will go a long way toward him getting back in the league. cleveland, "Myles Garrett reinstated by the NFL from his indefinite suspension," 12 Feb. 2020 While the judge did deem Harris remorseful, the deals were done as a package so both were dissolved. Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle, "Life after Ghost Ship," 7 Feb. 2020 To think that 27,722 women, with earnest intentions and courage, had used their precious time to apply makes me feel extremely remorseful to conclude and inform everyone with this selfish decision of mine. Mihir Zaveri, New York Times, "Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Calls Off TV Search for Moon Trip ‘Life Partner’," 30 Jan. 2020 Garrett was remorseful after the incident, which will go a long way towards getting back in the league. cleveland, "Roger Goodell to meet with Myles Garrett within the next 60 days about reinstatement from indefinite ban," 29 Jan. 2020 The two panelists faced strong backlash for depicting the president's supporters as uneducated after the segment went viral on Monday night, but neither appeared remorseful for the clip. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "'Fake victimhood': CNN panelists dismiss backlash over segment mocking Trump supporters," 28 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'remorseful.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of remorseful

1592, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about remorseful

Time Traveler for remorseful

Time Traveler

The first known use of remorseful was in 1592

See more words from the same year

Statistics for remorseful

Last Updated

4 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Remorseful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remorseful. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on remorseful

What made you want to look up remorseful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!