Definition of Contrition

1. Noun. Sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation.

Exact synonyms: Attrition, Contriteness
Generic synonyms: Regret, Rue, Ruefulness, Sorrow
Derivative terms: Contrite



Definition of Contrition

1. n. The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.

Definition of Contrition

1. Noun. The state of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse. ¹

2. Noun. The act of grinding or rubbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contrition

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrition

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contrition (current term)
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contro-
control

Literary usage of Contrition

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"which came to be drawn between Attrition and contrition. Until the thirteenth century it was always held that contrition or a condition of real sorrow for ..."

2. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"And if his repentance be contrition even before this state of sickness, ... Means of exciting contrition, or repentance of sins, proceeding from the love of ..."

3. The Harleian Ms. 7334 of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (1885)
"A. contrition is the root of Penitence, whose stem bears branches C. Satisfaction ... contrition also bears a seed of grace, whose heat draws men to 2. ..."

4. A History of Auricular Confession and Indulgences in the Latin Church by Henry Charles Lea (1896)
"... and the necessity of confession lay in the belief, to whicli the Church was fully committed, that the sinner could be justified by contrition and faith. ..."

5. The Key of Paradise: Opening the Gate to Eternal Salvation (1804)
"A. contrition, is a hearty forrow and ... A. It is imperfect contrition, and is called attrition, ..."

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