Definition of Contritely

1. Adverb. In a rueful manner. "`I made a big mistake,' he said ruefully"

Exact synonyms: Remorsefully, Ruefully
Partainyms: Contrite, Remorseful, Rueful



Definition of Contritely

1. Adverb. In a contrite manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contritely

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contritely

contributorily
contributors
contributorship
contributorships
contributory
contributory negligence
contributour
contributours
contributress
contributrix
contrist
contristed
contristing
contrists
contrite
contritely (current term)
contriteness
contritenesses
contrition
contritions
contrivable
contrivance
contrivances
contrive
contrived
contrivement
contrivements
contriver
contrivers
contrives

Literary usage of Contritely

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"98. contritely (kon'trit-li), udì: In a contrite manner ; with humble ... contritely now she brought the ease for cure. ..."

2. The Red Badge of Courage and Four Stories by Stephen Crane (1997)
"“Oh, I'm awful sorry, Billie,” said the correspondent, contritely. “That's all right, old boy,” said the oiler, and lay down again and was asleep. ..."

3. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1920)
"And I admitted contritely that it was horrid of me. We reached the fountains; we stop and look up at the many lighted windows of No. 2. ..."

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