Part of speech:
A deep sense of guilt or self-reproach over a wrong or blunder
A repenting or being penitent; feeling of sorrow, etc., esp. for wrongdoing; compunction; contrition; remorse
Remorse for having done wrong
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.
Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
Marked by or filled with remorse.
Characterized by or indicative of repentance
The definition of anguish is a feeling of physical or mental pain.
A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing:
The definition of distress is suffering or pain, or a state of being in trouble.
A means of expiating.
A sudden feeling of uneasiness or doubt; misgiving
A unit of weight equal to13 dram apothecaries' weight or 20 grains (1.296 grams): abbrev. sc
Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonour; ignominy; derision.
(Countable) (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
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