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Definition of contrite adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

contrite

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//kənˈtraɪt//
 
(formal)
 
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very sorry for something bad that you have done Her expression was contrite. He looked so contrite that for a moment she nearly believed he really was sorry about what he had said.
 
adverb
NAmE//kənˈtrɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] a look of contrition
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