Definition of Contriteness

1. Noun. Sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation.

Exact synonyms: Attrition, Contrition
Generic synonyms: Regret, Rue, Ruefulness, Sorrow
Derivative terms: Contrite



Definition of Contriteness

1. n. Deep sorrow and penitence for sin; contrition.

Definition of Contriteness

1. Noun. The state of being contrite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contriteness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contriteness

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contributorships
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contributory negligence
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contributress
contributrix
contrist
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contriteness (current term)
contritenesses
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contrivement
contrivements
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contrivers
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contriving

Literary usage of Contriteness

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1. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1847)
"... Lord Goc among you ; that your hearts may be broken thereby, and your spirits melted into true love and contriteness, and you preserved in that state. ..."

2. The Last of the Romanofs by Charles Rivet (1918)
""Salvation is in contriteness" (this is what the sly scoundrel had invented), "contriteness can only come after we have sinned. Let us therefore sin, ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1904)
"The child does not feel the necessity for contriteness of spirit and a change of heart. We have been altogether too much concerned with teaching children a ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1912)
""No doubt I have been unjust" said Norah with some little contriteness. "But let me hear something more about this Mr. Brodie. What makes you think him so ..."

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