from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by or filled with remorse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of remorse; impressed with a sense of guilt.
  • Compassionate; feeling tenderly.
  • Causing compassion; pitiable.
  • Synonyms See repentance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of remorse.
  • adjective obsolete Compassionate; feeling tenderly.
  • adjective obsolete Exciting pity; pitiable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a person Feeling or filled with remorse.
  • adjective Expressing or caused by remorse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses


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  • "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."


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  • Stacy is not usually what you would call remorseful.

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  • 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."

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  • Josephine was recalling the remorseful picture drawn by Lee, which she knew was his own portrait.

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  • "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?"

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  • All three, who admited fraud, were described as remorseful and of previous good character.

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  • Later McInnis told KHOW's Caplis and Silverman that Fischer was "remorseful" and "sick about this."

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  • After the exchange, Mr. Ballmer seemed "remorseful," the person said.

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  • I do not feel "remorseful," since I had and have no involvement with our Iraq policy.

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  • "He kept up a remoresful mumbling."- Twilight, Stephanie Meyer, pg. 61

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