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contrite

contrite - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contrite

Definition
(adj) feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
Synonyms : remorseful , rueful , ruthful

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contrite

SPLIT AS cont (COUNT) - rite (RIGHT). COUNT THE CASH RIGHT, ELSE YOU WILL REGRET IT.
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by viren

for being a conTRITE i.e lacking originality ,i REGRET
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by imajeeth

can't(CONT) I did it right(RITE)... so regretful
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by Pushkar_Tripathi

CON ( a convict or con artist ) TRITE ( hackneyed ) ... A con starts to regret things only if he is being caught again and again !
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by adi0989

I feel contrite because I didn't do it right...
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by Yank

CONT+RITE= Cant + right= I regret that I cant do anything rite.
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by KshitijKhurana

count right otherwise contrite
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by mmi

one who counts right feels pain for wrong thing done by him
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by dhiru

This is for Spanish speakers. CON is with, and TRITE sounds like the Spanish word triste, meaning sad. So "with sadness" is contrite.
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by viciousvegetable

Contrite = Coulnd't right or couldn't be righteous
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by swang012

if u do not regret ur mistake i will pull ur "kaan(con)" tight(trite)
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by sandeep10au

he said i cant do it right..he is very remorseful,sad now
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by t3rmin4t0r

Contrite -- co + nitrite conversion of nitrite... He filled with a sense of guilt for not able to perform nitrite conversions
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by Administrator

contrite sounds like CAN WRITE..I'm so Sorry(expressing pain for offenses)that i CAN even WRITE it down on a paper.
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by paula_3004

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