remorsefulness

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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