American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked by or filled with remorse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of remorse; impressed with a sense of guilt.
- Compassionate; feeling tenderly.
- Causing compassion; pitiable.
- Synonyms See repentance.
- adj. of a person Feeling or filled with remorse.
- adj. Expressing or caused by remorse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of remorse.
- adj. obsolete Compassionate; feeling tenderly.
- adj. obsolete Exciting pity; pitiable.
- adj. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
“Fleda, Mamma, will be wrapped in remorseful recollections of having enacted a mob last evening, and have enough occupation in considering how she shall repair damages.”
“Stacy is not usually what you would call remorseful.”
“She had gone down to the street, leaving Mrs. Mortimer still calling remorseful apologies, practical suggestions, and laughing comments on her "tragedy way of taking the world.”
“Josephine was recalling the remorseful picture drawn by Lee, which she knew was his own portrait.”
“Don't you remember," asked Miss Tildy, "how often Johnny's eyes seemed to recall a remorseful memory, and how father would, as now, cry for them to shut out that look which so tormented him?”
“All three, who admited fraud, were described as remorseful and of previous good character.”
“Later McInnis told KHOW's Caplis and Silverman that Fischer was "remorseful" and "sick about this.”
“After the exchange, Mr. Ballmer seemed "remorseful," the person said.”
“I do not feel "remorseful," since I had and have no involvement with our Iraq policy.”
“As I think back to this transaction I am bitten by a kind of remorseful shame.”
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