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synonyms for remorseful

  • apologetic
  • contrite
  • regretful
  • repentant
  • sad
  • sorrowful
  • sorry
  • attritional
  • chastened
  • compunctious
  • conscience-stricken
  • guilt-ridden
  • mournful
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • rueful
  • self-reproachful
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antonyms for remorseful

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  • glad
  • happy
  • joyful
  • unrepentant
  • callous
  • merciless
  • remorseless
  • ruthless
  • unashamed
  • unmerciful
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How to use remorseful in a sentence

Shame for her unjust accusations, and remorseful gratitude pierced Ida's bosom.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
I felt as remorseful as if every tear he was hiding was a drop of blood.
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
If he was remorseful, so was she; she never wanted to see his sanctimonious face again.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
But the captain's eyes were dull, and he walked his cabin, sunk in a gloomy, remorseful trance.
DERELICTALAN EDWARD NOURSE
The quarryman proceeded on his way, and Pierston, deeply remorseful, knocked at the door of the minute freehold.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
Her remorseful grief, though silent, seemed to impregnate the atmosphere with its heaviness.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
Once Twichell, finding him in a responsive mood—a remorseful mood—gave his sympathy, and spoke of the larger sympathy of divinity.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
But still she thought with bitter and remorseful feelings of him thus deliberately and faithlessly renounced.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
Which we may interpret as the remorseful morning confession of a guilt she had been the victim of over night.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
His sensations grew remorseful, as if he were guilty of handing a victim to the wretch.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
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WORDS RELATED TO REMORSEFUL

  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • conciliatory
  • contrite
  • expiatory
  • explanatory
  • on one's knees
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • propitiatory
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • rueful
  • self-effacing
  • self-incriminating
  • sorry
  • supplicating
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.