Part of speech:
A person or thing that brings shame, dishonor, or disgrace
Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret.
The promise of or a request for such an arrangement
(Theol.) Sorrow for having offended God
Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
A sudden disturbing feeling:
A pause or faltering in speech.
Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances:
Arising from or expressing contrition:
Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
Full of remorse; feeling, expressing, or caused by remorse
Feeling or expressing sorrow:
An eager but often uneasy desire
Sorrow for the sufferings or trouble of another or others, accompanied by an urge to help; deep sympathy; pity
A troubled or anxious state of mind:
A knowledge or sense of right and wrong, with an urge to do right; moral judgment that opposes the violation of a previously recognized ethical principle and that leads to feelings of guilt if one violates such a principle
The state of being penitent; repentance
The ability to feel such compassion
(Physics) A measure of the opposition to magnetic flux, analogous to electric resistance.
A very small quantity, amount, or part
That which produces such suffering; trouble, loss, affliction, etc.
Agreement with or support for an opinion or position:
A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
A troubled state of mind; anxiety; distress; care; uneasiness
Any of a genus (Ruta) of strong-scented shrubs of the rue family, esp. an herb (R. graveolens) with yellow flowers and bitter-tasting leaves formerly used in medicine
A gradual reduction in personnel or membership because of resignation, retirement, or death, often viewed in contrast to reduction from layoffs.
The act or an instance of charging oneself with a fault or mistake.
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