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contrite


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contrite  \Con"trite\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  contritus  bruised,  p.  p. 
  of  contrere  to  grind,  bruise;  con-  +  terere  to  rub,  grind: 
  cf  F.  contrit  See  {Trite}.] 
  1.  Thoroughly  bruised  or  broken.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Broken  down  with  grief  and  penitence;  deeply  sorrowful  for 
  sin  because  it  is  displeasing  to  God;  humbly  and 
  thoroughly  penitent. 
 
  A  contrite  heart,  O  God,  thou  wilt  not  despise. 
  --Ps.  li  17. 
 
  Be  penitent,  and  for  thy  fault  contrite.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Penitent;  repentant;  humble;  sorrowful. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contrite  \Con"trite\,  n. 
  A  contrite  person.  --Hooker. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contrite  \Con"trite\,  v. 
  In  a  contrite  manner. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contrite 
  adj  1:  feeling  or  expressing  pain  or  sorrow  for  sins  or  offenses 
  [syn:  {remorseful},  {rueful},  {sorry}] 
  2:  feeling  regret  for  a  fault  or  offence 




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