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contrite

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of contrite

  1. 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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to fight against or to call in question

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