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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remorse  \Re*morse"\  (r?*m?rs"),  n.  [OE.  remors,  OF  remors,F. 
  remords,  LL  remorsus  fr  L.  remordere  remorsum  to  bite 
  again  or  back  to  torment;  pref.  re-  re-  +  mordere  to  bite. 
  See  {Morsel}.] 
  1.  The  anguish,  like  gnawing  pain,  excited  by  a  sense  of 
  guilt;  compunction  of  conscience  for  a  crime  committed,  or 
  for  the  sins  of  one's  past  life.  ``Nero  will  be  tainted 
  with  remorse.''  --Shak. 
  2.  Sympathetic  sorrow;  pity;  compassion. 
  Curse  on  the  unpardoning  prince,  whom  tears  can  draw 
  To  no  remorse.  --Dryden. 
  But  evermore  it  seem'd  an  easier  thing  At  once 
  without  remorse  to  strike  her  dead.  --Tennyson. 
  Syn:  Compunction;  regret;  anguish;  grief;  compassion.  See 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  feeling  of  deep  regret  (usually  for  some  misdeed)  [syn:  {compunction}, 

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