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English definition of “contrite”


adjective  /ˈkɑn·trɑɪt, kənˈtrɑɪt/ us  
feeling regret and guilt for something bad that you have done: She seemed genuinely contrite when she apologized.
noun [U]  /kənˈtrɪʃ·ən/ us  
Some of the worst offenders expressed contrition.
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