remorseful

[ri-mawrs-fuhl]
adjective
1.
full of remorse.
2.
characterized by or due to remorse: a remorseful mood.

Origin:
1585–95; remorse + -ful

remorsefully, adverb
remorsefulness, noun
unremorseful, adjective
unremorsefully, adverb
unremorsefulness, noun


1, 2. contrite, regretful, penitent.
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remorse (rɪˈmɔːs)
 
n
1.  a sense of deep regret and guilt for some misdeed
2.  compunction; pity; compassion
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin remorsus a gnawing, from Latin remordēre to bite again, from re- + mordēre to bite]
 
re'morseful
 
adj
 
re'morsefully
 
adv
 
re'morsefulness
 
n

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Example sentences
In law, a remorseful offender is not let go but is given a lower sentence.
He's arrogant, remorseful to an extent but mostly because he was caught.
Not everyone who gets caught knows enough about what they did to be remorseful.
It should be noted that he was extremely cooperative with authorities and
  remorseful throughout the process.
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