Definition of remorse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈmɔːs//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɔːrs//
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the feeling of being extremely sorry for something wrong or bad that you have done I felt guilty and full of remorse. She felt no remorse at leaving them without notice. remorse for something/for doing something He was filled with remorse for not believing her. Wordfinderamends, apologize, ashamed, embarrassed, forgive, regret, remorse, repent, sorry, sympathy Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French remors, from medieval Latin remorsus, from Latin remordere ‘vex’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + mordere ‘to bite’.Extra examples He died without remorse. He felt some remorse at his actions. I suffered no remorse. She felt a sharp pang of remorse over the incident. She knew that the next day she would be full of remorse. She was filled with remorse for the crime.
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