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contrite

adjective uk   /ˈkən.traɪt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/ formal
feeling very sorry and guilty for something bad that you have done: a contrite apology/expression
contritely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
contrition
noun [U] uk   /-ˈtrɪʃ.ən/ us  
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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