re·morse [ri-mawrs] (Previously on 05-09-13)
1. deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction.
2. Obsolete. pity; compassion.
pity, penance, regret, compassion, sorrow, repentance, contrition, grief, shame, guilt, anguish, compunction, penitence, rue, contriteness, attrition, self-reproach
pre·re·morse , noun
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1. contrition. See regret.
Origin: 1325–75; Middle English < Middle French remors < Medieval Latin remorsus, equivalent to Latin remord ( ere ) to bite again, vex, nag ( re- re- + mordere to bite) + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt > s; see mordant
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