Part of speech:
A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune:
Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret.
Sorrow over a person or thing gone, lost, etc.
The state of being penitent; repentance
Remorse for having done wrong
A sharp feeling of uneasiness brought on by a sense of guilt; remorse
Loss of personnel in an organization in the normal course of events, as by retirement
The act or an instance of charging oneself with a fault or mistake.
A sacrament in some Christian churches that includes contrition, confession to a priest, acceptance of punishment, and absolution.
Showing or resulting from contrition
Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
Characterized by or indicative of repentance
The act of absolving or the state of being absolved.
Something given or done to make up for injury, loss, etc. that one has caused
Amends or reparation made for an injury or wrong; expiation.
A means of expiating.
A cause of any of these
Responsibility for a mistake or error.
Deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.
The act of redressing; rectification or reformation.
The act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered.
(Archaic) Sorrow, repentance, or regret
- Regret may refer to sorrow over any unfortunate occurrence as well as over a fault or act of one's own
- Remorse implies a deep and torturing sense of guilt
- Compunction implies a pricking of the conscience and therefore suggests a sharp but passing feeling of uneasiness about wrongdoing
- Contrition implies a deep, humble sorrow for one's sins, with a true purpose of amendment
- Penitence implies sorrow over having sinned or done wrong
- Repentance implies full realization of one's sins or wrongs and a will to change one's ways
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