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Contrition

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con=tri=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

Contritionn. [F. contrition, L. contritio.].
  •  The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.  [1913 Webster]
    "The breaking of their parts into less parts by contrition."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The state of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because sin is displeasing to God; humble penitence; through repentance.  [1913 Webster]
    "My future days shall be one whole contrition."
Syn. -- repentance; penitence; humiliation; compunction; self-reproach; remorse.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Contrition, n. the state of being contrite; thorough penitence.

Etymology
ME f. OF f. LL contritio -onis (as CONTRITE)

THESAURUS

Contrition

abject apology, acknowledgment, apologies, apology, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bitterness, breast-beating, compunction, confession, contriteness, excuse, grief, mea culpa, penance, penitence, penitently, regret, regretfulness, regrets, regretting, remorse, remorse of conscience, remorsefulness, repentance, repining, rue, ruth, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, shamefulness, sorriness, sorrow, wistfulness

ROGET THESAURUS

Contrition

Penitence

N penitence, contrition, compunction, repentance, remorse, regret, self-reproach, self-reproof, self-accusation, self-condemnation, self-humiliation, stings of conscience, pangs of conscience, qualms of conscience, prickings of conscience, twinge of conscience, twitch of conscience, touch of conscience, voice of conscience, compunctious visitings of nature, acknowledgment, confession, apology, recantation, penance, resipiscence, awakened conscience, deathbed repentance, locus paenitentiae, stool of repentance, cuttystool, penitent, repentant, Magdalen, prodigal son, a sadder and a wiser man, penitent, repenting, repentant, contrite, conscience- smitten, conscience-stricken, self-accusing, self-convicted, penitential, penitentiary, reclaimed, reborn, not hardened, unhardened, mea culpa, peccavi, erubuit, salva res est, Tu l'as voulu, Georges Dandin, and wet his grave with my repentant tears.

Friction

N friction, attrition, rubbing, abrasion, scraping, confrication, detrition, contrition, affriction, abrasion, arrosion, limature, frication, rub, elbow grease, rosin, massage, roughness, rolling friction, sliding friction, starting friction, anatriptic, attrite.


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