I adjective apologetic, compunctious, conscience-smitten, conscience-stricken, contrite, full of regret, lamenting, penitent, penitential, regretful, repentant, repenting, rueful, sad, self-accusatory, self-condemnatory, self-reproaching, sorrowful, sorry II index contrite, penitent, repentant

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  • Remorseful — Re*morse ful ( m?rs f?l), a. 1. Full of remorse. [1913 Webster] The full tide of remorseful passion had abated. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. Compassionate; feeling tenderly. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Exciting pity; pitiable. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remorseful — 1590s, from REMORSE (Cf. remorse) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Remorsefully …   Etymology dictionary

  • remorseful — [adj] guilty, ashamed apologetic, attritional, chastened, compunctious, consciencestricken, contrite, guilt ridden, mournful, penitent, penitential, regretful, repentant, rueful, sad, self reproachful, sorrowful, sorry; concept 401 Ant. callous,… …   New thesaurus

  • remorseful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ filled with remorse or repentance. DERIVATIVES remorsefully adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • remorseful — [ri môrs′fəl] adj. full of remorse; feeling, expressing, or caused by remorse remorsefully adv. remorsefulness n …   English World dictionary

  • remorseful — adjective a) Feeling or filled with remorse. He was so remorseful that he voluntarily paid full restitution. b) Expressing or caused by remorse. There was a remorseful look on her face. Syn: penitent, apologetic …   Wiktionary

  • remorseful — [[t]rɪmɔ͟ː(r)sfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are remorseful, you feel very guilty and sorry about something wrong that you have done. He was genuinely remorseful. Derived words: remorsefully ADV GRADED ADV with v My poor wife! he said, remorsefully …   English dictionary

  • remorseful — remorsefully, adv. remorsefulness, n. /ri mawrs feuhl/, adj. 1. full of remorse. 2. characterized by or due to remorse: a remorseful mood. [1585 95; REMORSE + FUL] Syn. 1, 2. contrite, regretful, penitent. * * * …   Universalium

  • remorseful — adjective remorseful criminals Syn: sorry, full of regret, regretful, contrite, repentant, penitent, guilt ridden, conscience stricken, guilty, chastened Ant: unrepentant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • remorseful — /rəˈmɔsfəl/ (say ruh mawsfuhl) adjective 1. full of remorse. 2. characterised by or due to remorse: a remorseful mood. –remorsefully, adverb –remorsefulness, noun …  

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