contrition

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French contriciun (French contrition), from Latin contritio.

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contrition (uncountable)

  1. The state of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse.
  2. The act of grinding or rubbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.

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