1. deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction.
2. Obsolete. pity; compassion.
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WORDS RELATED TO REMORSE
pity, penance, regret, compassion, sorrow, repentance, contrition, grief, shame, guilt, anguish, compunction, penitence, rue, contriteness, attrition, ruefulness, self-reproach, remorsefulness
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1. See regret.
Origin: 1325–75; Middle English < Middle French remors < Medieval Latin remorsus, equivalent to Latin remord ( ere ) to bite again, vex, nag ( re- re- + mordere to bite) + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt > s; see mordant
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR REMORSE
Studies have also shown that when women choose to plead guilty or show remorse, they are more likely to see reduced charges and sentences, especially if their behavior contrasts with defiant male defendants.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO SEE WOMEN AS CAPABLE … OF TERRIBLE ATROCITIES|LGBTQ-EDITOR|NOVEMBER 21, 2020|NO STRAIGHT NEWS
I used to assume that drivers in bike crashes lacked remorse and were likely people who might have made jokes about “scoring points” for hitting someone on a bike.
I HIT A CYCLIST WITH MY CAR|BROOKE WARREN|OCTOBER 28, 2020|OUTSIDE ONLINE
In the first display of remorse either of them have made publicly over the fraud, Giannulli told the judge earlier Friday that he “deeply” regrets the harm that his actions have caused his daughters, wife and others.
LORI LOUGHLIN GETS TWO MONTHS IN PRISON AFTER JUDGE ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL IN COLLEGE BRIBERY SCANDAL|RADMARYA|AUGUST 21, 2020|FORTUNE
The time for remorse was when my husband was yelling to breathe!
‘I CAN’T BREATHE!’ ‘I CAN’T BREATHE!’ A MORAL INDICTMENT OF COP CULTURE|MICHAEL DALY|DECEMBER 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST