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Synonyms for contrition

noun regret
  • humiliation
  • penance
  • penitence
  • remorse
  • repentance
  • sorrow
  • attrition
  • compunction
  • contriteness
  • rue
  • ruth
  • self-reproach
  • penitency

Antonyms for contrition

  • happiness
  • hurtfulness
  • indifference
  • meanness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to contrition

compunction

noun. regret, sorrow
  • attrition
  • conscience
  • contrition
  • misgiving
  • penitence
  • penitency
  • pity
  • punctiliousness
  • qualm
  • reluctance
  • remorse
  • repentance
  • rue
  • ruth
  • second thoughts
  • shame
  • stab of conscience
  • sympathy

guilt

noun. blame; bad conscience over responsibility

penance

noun. reparation for wrong

penitence

noun. shame, sorrow

penitency

noun. penitence

regret

noun. upset over past action
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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