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remorse

Line breaks: re|morse
Pronunciation: /rɪˈmɔːs
 
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Definition of remorse in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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.
Synonyms
contrition, deep regret, repentance, penitence, guilt, feelings of guilt, bad/guilty conscience, compunction, remorsefulness, ruefulness, contriteness, sorrow, shame, self-reproach, self-accusation, self-condemnation;
pangs of conscience

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French remors, from medieval Latin remorsus, from Latin remordere 'vex', from re- (expressing intensive force) + mordere 'to bite'.

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