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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

::: portly - stout; corpulent
::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: disgruntle - make discontented
::: demeanor - behavior; bearing
::: dignitary - person of high rank or position
::: outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
::: quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
::: brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex