Definition of Remorse

1. Noun. A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed).




Definition of Remorse

1. n. 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.

Definition of Remorse

1. Noun. A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Sorrow; pity; compassion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Remorse

1. deep anguish caused by a sense of guilt [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Remorse

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remorse (current term)
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Literary usage of Remorse

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1864)
"Our wonder on hearing of any great crime is that the perpetrator was not deterred by dread of remorse. Life, wo think, would be a burden too horrible to be ..."

2. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"The similarity between regret and remorse is so close, that in certain European languages there ... And the supposition that remorse is unknown among them,2 ..."

3. Mental Philosophy: Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1869)
"Proof of freedom from feelings of remorse. There is another class of mental states, constituting a part of man's moral nature, to which similar remarks will ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (1846)
"Humanity will be disposed to encourage any report remorse which testifies the jurisdiction of conscience and the „" Theo-h remorse of kings; and philosophy ..."

5. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"XXX Not that remorse my bosom swells, 1 And now my tongue the secret tells, But to assure my soul that noue Shall ever wed with Marmion. ..."

6. The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1874)
"remorse. FROM AUGUST VON PLATEN. How I started up in the night, in the night, ... In the night, in the night, The remorse in thy heart that is beating. ..."

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