contrite Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"contrite" in British English

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contriteadjective

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   us   /-li/
contrition
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈtrɪʃ.ən/
(Definition of contrite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contrite" in American English

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contriteadjective

 us   /ˈkɑn·trɑɪt, kənˈtrɑɪt/
feelingregret and ​guilt for something ​bad that you have done: She ​seemedgenuinely contrite when she ​apologized.
contrition
noun [U]  us   /kənˈtrɪʃ·ən/
Some of the ​worstoffendersexpressed contrition.
(Definition of contrite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contrite”
in Spanish contrito…
in Vietnamese hối hận…
in Malaysian penuh sesal…
in Thai สำนึกผิด…
in French contrit…
in German zerknirscht…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悔罪的, 悔恨的…
in Indonesian kasihan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悔罪的, 悔恨的…
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