The condition or quality of being penitent; regret for wrongdoing.
Remorse is a feeling of regret or sadness.
Penance is self-punishment done to try to right a wrong, or the receipt of absolution from sins from a priest by fulfilling some requirement.
Sorrow over a person or thing gone, lost, etc.
A repenting or being penitent; feeling of sorrow, etc., esp. for wrongdoing; compunction; contrition; remorse
A mean act; as, to be guilty of a meanness.
Lack of concern, interest, or feeling; apathy
A gradual reduction in personnel or membership because of resignation, retirement, or death, often viewed in contrast to reduction from layoffs.
(Countable) (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
Find another word for contrition. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contrition, like: penitence, remorse, penance, regret, repentance, meanness, indifference, compunction, contriteness, penitency and remorsefulness.