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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To be repentant or sorry for wrong-doing.

Usage examples (32)
  • Rudy's attitude was contrite after he lied to the dean.
  • No apology, no matter how contrite, is ever deemed sufficient.
  • This book comes with its head down, in contrite manner, but its eyes sparkling for the adventures its had.
  • Remain contrite and humble when talking to the desk clerk who has just emphatically told you that no pets are allowed. for more
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