contrition

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French contriciun (French contrition), from Latin contritio.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈtɹɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

contrition (uncountable)

  1. The state of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse.
  2. The act of grinding or rubbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.

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