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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
contrition (noun)
the state of being - contrite repentance penitence
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
contrition (noun)
a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing
SYNONIMS:
contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, shame
RELATED WORDS:
compunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpa
impenitence, remorselessness
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