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Meaning of REMORSE

Pronunciation:  ri'mors

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
 

REMORSE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: compunction, self-reproach
 
 See Also: guilt, guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience, penance, penitence, regret, repentance, ruefulness, sorrow

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*morse"\ (r?*m?rs"), n. [OE. remors, OF. remors,F.
remords, LL. remorsus, fr. L. remordere, remorsum, to bite
again or back, to torment; pref. re- re- + mordere to bite.
See {Morsel}.]
1. The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of
   guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed, or
   for the sins of one's past life. ``Nero will be tainted
   with remorse.'' --Shak.

2. Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion.

         Curse on the unpardoning prince, whom tears can draw
         To no remorse.                        --Dryden.

         But evermore it seem'd an easier thing At once
         without remorse to strike her dead.   --Tennyson.

Syn: Compunction; regret; anguish; grief; compassion. See
     {Compunction}.

 

 

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