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Synonyms for remorse
rɪˈmɔrsre·morse

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Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  1. remorsenoun

    A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning.

    Synonyms:
    compunction, penitence, agenbite, repentance, self-reproach, contrition

  2. remorsenoun

    Sorrow; pity; compassion.

    Synonyms:
    agenbite, contrition, penitence, repentance, compunction, self-reproach

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. remorse

    Regret is sorrow for any painful or annoying matter. One is moved with penitence for wrong-doing. To speak of regret for a fault of our own marks it as slighter than one regarding which we should express penitence. Repentance is sorrow for sin with self-condemnation, and complete turning from the sin. Penitence is transient, and may involve no change of character or conduct. There may be sorrow without repentance, as for consequences only, but not repentance without sorrow. Compunction is a momentary sting of conscience, in view either of a past or of a contemplated act. Contrition is a subduing sorrow for sin, as against the divine holiness and love. Remorse is, as its derivation indicates, a biting or gnawing back of guilt upon the heart, with no turning of heart from the sin, and no suggestion of divine forgiveness.

    Synonyms:
    compunction, contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, repentance, self-condemnation, sorrow

    Antonyms:
    approval, comfort, complacency, content, hardness, impenitence, obduracy, obstinacy, self-approval, self-complacency, self-congratulation, stubbornness

    Preposition:
    Repentance of or in heart, or from the heart; repentance for sins; before or toward God; unto life.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. remorse

    Synonyms:
    compunction, anguish, self-condemnation, penitence, sting of conscience

    Antonyms:
    complacency, self-approval, self-congratulation

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 4 votes

  1. compunction, remorse, self-reproachnoun

    a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

    Synonyms:
    self-reproof, self-reproach, compunction

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. remorsenoun

    Synonyms:
    self-reproach, sorrow, regret, penitence, pity, compassion, sympathy

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "remorse":

    guilt, repentance, compunction, regret, contrition

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#34185remorse
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How to use remorse in a sentence?

  1. Eric Baum:

    What Mario Batali did to Natali Tene was disgusting and vile, mario Batali sexually assaulted our client in open view and without hesitation. Mario Batali has shown no remorse. Mario Batali actions can not go unanswered.

  2. Gaspare Valenti:

    I have remorse in me and need ways to support my family.

  3. George Moore:

    Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell.

  4. Cindy Gaylord:

    He had a great deal of shame and remorse, he is a veteran and told me the fact that he did this to another soldier troubled him. He wants the story printed to remind people that something you do in your youth could haunt you for the rest of your life.

  5. Governor Ivey:

    Even after listening to the tape, I sincerely do not recall either the skit, which evidently occurred at a Baptist Student Union party, or the interview Baptist Student Union, both which occurred 52 years ago. Even though Ben LaRavia is the one on tape remembering the skit -- and I still don't recall ever dressing up in overalls or in blackface -- I will not deny what is the obvious, as such, I fully acknowledge -- with genuine remorse -- my participation in a skit like that back when I was a senior in college.


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