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Synonyms for contrite



Synonyms for contrite

feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds

expressing or inclined to express an apology

Synonyms for contrite

feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

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Critique: An inherently fascinating, informative, and ultimately inspiring account, "A Contrite Heart: Heaven's Doorway" is very highly recommended and rewarding reading that is especially appropriate for all members of the Christian community regardless of their denominational affiliation.
As series two opens, a contrite Oliver (Stephen Amell) has put away his mask and quiver - but the City still needs him.
At Thursday's news conference, a contrite Sonoda made a deep bow of apology and admitted the allegations were "more or less true".
But PFA chief Gordon Taylor gave credit to Fellaini for his contrite reaction to Saturday's shameful headbutting incident, and praised David Moyes for his honesty.
London, Oct 23( ANI ): Former England captain Andrew Strauss has claimed Kevin Pietersen's apology to him over the sent text messages seemed contrite and sincere, adding that he wanted to resolve the text row before retiring but a slip in form forced him to quit.
Jamie posted a letter by one contrite customer, which read: "I have always been proud of my four napkins but now feel ashamed to have taken them.
The Lord promises to be near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a contrite spirit.
Some shamefaced defendants appeared to have got caught up in the general lawlessness and looked contrite as they stood in the dock, while others, with long records, shrugged their shoulders.
He felt pretty contrite about it, I don t think he quite realised at the time that there were people below him.
DODGERS star hitter Manny Ramirez sure sounded contrite Thursday when he apologized to fans, teammates and the team's owners for the "mistake" of taking a banned substance that led to a 50-game suspension.
A statement yesterday added: "In imposing this penalty, the panel took into account that Ramprakash was captain at the time of the incident, his previous good character, and the facts that he was contrite, had unreservedly apologised to the umpires and had already been fined pounds 1,000 by Surrey County Cricket Club.
But, never will I appear on a menu with that most contrite of dishes known as humble pie.
Harrison's manager, Frank Maloney, insists the fighter is contrite and is now focused on defending his title in Belfast.
We Christians are called to silent grief and contrite hope and to speaking about the unspeakable past.
As contrite as it sounds, genuine encouragement and positive reinforcement comes from the heart and is rarely part of a formal program with a wall chart or scorecard.