Part of speech:
Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret.
Remorse for having done wrong
Showing or resulting from contrition
Characterized by or indicative of repentance
Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
Loss of personnel in an organization in the normal course of events, as by retirement
A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing:
Physical deterioration, as of a highway, caused by hard use over time:
The act of expiating; atonement.
A cause or the subject of such suffering
A sudden feeling of uneasiness or doubt; misgiving
An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action:
A person or thing that brings shame, dishonor, or disgrace
The outward expression of such suffering; mourning; lamentation
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
Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
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