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Word: contrite

Definition: penitent; repentant; N. contrition


Sentences Containing 'contrite'

Minister: You were sent to heal the contrite ("or a similar invocation"): Lord, have mercy.

More Vocab Words

::: rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
::: compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
::: servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
::: chronicle - report; record (in chronological order)
::: dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
::: mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
::: punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
::: acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
::: disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue