Remorse

Definition of Remorse

Re`morse´   Pronunciation: r?`m?rs´
n.1.The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed, or for the sins of one's past life.
2.Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion.
Curse on the unpardoning prince, whom tears can draw
To no remorse.
- Dryden.
But evermore it seem'd an easier thing
At once without remorse to strike her dead.
- Tennyson.

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anxiety, apologies, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bitterness, contriteness, embarrassment, grief, guilt, guilty conscience, humiliation, mortification, pangs of conscience, penance, penitence, penitently, regretfulness, regrets, regretting, remorse of conscience, remorsefulness, repentance, repining, rue, ruefulness, self-reproach, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, shamefulness, sorriness, wistfulness, woe
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