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contrite (adjective), more contrite, most contrite
1. Conscience-stricken, sorrowful, regretful, and repentant: The clerk's contrite manner made it easy to forgive him for making a mistake by charging too much for the shoes on the sales slip.
2. Crushed or broken in spirit by a sense of sin, and so brought to complete penitence: Grace, the contrite member of the church, confessed to her minister about the sinful act that she had committed when she stole a book from the library.
3. Etymology: from Latin contritus; literally, "worn out, ground to pieces", past participle of Latin conterere, "to grind"; from com-, "together" + terere, "to rub".

Literally, bruised, crushed; worn, or broken by rubbing.

Broken down with sorrow and regret for committing a sin.
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Broken down with sorrow and being remorseful for committing a crime.
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This entry is located in the following units: com-, co-, cog-, col-, con-, cor- (page 6) trit- (page 1)
Word Entries at Get Words: “contrite
A reference to showing or feeling great regret for doing something terrible or behaving badly. (2)