Deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed: they were filled with remorse and shame
More example sentences
- These are often characterised by feelings of shame, regret, remorse and anxiety.
- Very often he is feeling guilt or shame or remorse for something he has done.
- There was no remorse or guilt in any of the conspirators, only pride at doing the right thing.
late Middle English: from Old French remors, from medieval Latin remorsus, from Latin remordere 'vex', from re- (expressing intensive force) + mordere 'to bite'.