Remorse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈmɔːrs|  American pronunciation of the word remorse
Brit.  |rɪˈmɔːs|  British pronunciation of the word remorse

noun

- a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed) (syn: compunction, self-reproach)

Examples

I could forgive him for what he did if he showed some remorse.

...he felt a deep remorse for having neglected his family over the years...

Throughout the trial, he had shown no remorse.

She felt a pang of remorse for what she had done.

Filled with remorse, Dillon decided to resign.

...no amount of remorse will absolve shoplifters who are caught, and all cases will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law...

...the teenager caught shoplifting seemed to evince no remorse...

...the sincerity of the player's penitence is questionable—he began to express remorse only after the suspension was handed down...

He was smitten with remorse.

He stung with remorse.

He was in agonies of remorse.

What angered me most was his total lack of remorse.

Dan was smitten with remorse.

He then falls into a fit of breast-beating remorse and turns the gun on himself.

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