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contrite

adjective  /ˈkɑn·trɑɪt, kənˈtrɑɪt/ us  
feeling regret and guilt for something bad that you have done: She seemed genuinely contrite when she apologized.
contrition
noun [U]  /kənˈtrɪʃ·ən/ us  
Some of the worst offenders expressed contrition.
Translations of “contrite”
in Spanish contrito…
in French contrit…
in German zerknirscht…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悔罪的, 悔恨的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悔罪的, 悔恨的…
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