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  • v. To feel remorse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To feel remorse.
  • transitive v. To excite to remorse; to rebuke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strike with remorse; touch with compassion.
  • To afflict.
  • To rebuke.
  • To feel remorse.


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From the Middle English remorden, from the Anglo-Norman and Middle French remordre and its etymon the Latin remordeō, from re- + mordeō; compare the Catalan remordir, remordre, the French remordre, the Italian rimordere, the Old Provençal remordre, the Portuguese remorder, and the Spanish remorder.


  • Parce qu'il a jadis sacrifié les oiseaux pour sauver son pays de Napoléon, un général russe à la retraite vit rongé par le remord et harcelé par tous les volatiles.

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  • Then he began to remord his conscience, and thought his misgovernance towards God had the wyte therof and was the principal cause of his misfortune; calling to mind how he had broken his promise to his uncle the King of England, and had lost the hearts of his nobles throw evil counsel and false flattery of his bishops, and those private counsellors and his courtiers, not regarding his wyse lords 'counsels. "

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  • To remember with regret. From Ammon Shea's interview on WBUR's On Point, 8/19/2008.

    August 20, 2008