Part of speech:
(Countable) (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
Remorse is a feeling of regret or sadness.
Sorrow over a person or thing gone, lost, etc.
The condition or quality of being penitent; regret for wrongdoing.
The definition of contrition is a feeling of remorse about having done something wrong.
A sharp feeling of uneasiness brought on by a sense of guilt; remorse
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.
The satisfaction imposed, as the recital of certain prayers
The definition of complacency means a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, often combined with a lack of awareness of pending trouble or controversy.
A source of satisfaction:
Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
Marked by or filled with remorse.
Characterized by or indicative of repentance
The act of absolving or the state of being absolved.
Recompense for grievance or injury:
The act of atoning
A means of expiating.
Responsibility for a mistake or error.
The definition of redemption is the act of exchanging something for money or goods.
The act of redressing; rectification or reformation.
The act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered.
The definition of happiness is the state of joy, peace and tranquility.
- 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
Find another word for repentance. In this page you can discover 36 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for repentance, like: sorrow, remorse, regret, penitence, contrition, compunction, contriteness, attrition, self-denunciation, self-abasement and self-reproach.