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remorse

Definition:

a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

Class:

feeling noun (feelings and emotions)

Plural:

remorses

Type of:

sorrow » sadness » feeling » state

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old French remors (French remords), from Medieval Latin remorsum, from neuter...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Remorse

an emotional expression of personal regret felt by a person after he or she has committed an act which they deem to be shameful, hurtful, or violent. Remorse is closely allied to guilt and self-directed resentment. When a person regrets an earlier... (42 of 2353 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

remorse | compunction [synonym, sense-specific] | compassion [synonym, sense-specific] | pity [synonym, sense-specific] | remorseful [adjective, derived]

a sense of deep regret and guilt for some misdeed | compunction; pity; compassion (13 of 416 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/remorse

Merriam-Webster:

remorse | self-reproach [synonym, sense-specific] | compassion [synonym, sense-specific] | contriteness [synonym, sense-specific] | contrition [synonym, sense-specific] | penitence [synonym, sense-specific] | regret [synonym, sense-specific] | guilt [synonym, sense-specific] | remorsefulness [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs; "self-reproach" | [obsolete] "compassion" (15 of 145 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/remorse

Oxford Dictionary:

remorse

deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed (8 of 66 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/remorse

Wiktionary:

remorse | remorce [sense-specific] | agenbite [synonym, sense-specific] | compunction [synonym, sense-specific] | contrition [synonym, sense-specific] | penitence [synonym, sense-specific] | repentance [synonym, sense-specific] | self-reproach [synonym, sense-specific] | regret [types, sense-specific] | ...

A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning. | [obsolete] Sorrow; pity; compassion. (15 of 54 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/remorse

American Heritage Dictionary:

remorse

Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret. | [obsolete] Compassion. (12 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

remorse [uncountable]

a strong sad and guilty feeling about something that you have done wrong (13 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/remorse

New World Dictionary:

remorse

a deep, torturing sense of guilt felt over a wrong that one has done; self-reproach | pity; compassion: now only in "without remorse", pitilessly (23 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/remorse

Cambridge Dictionary:

remorse [formal]

when you feel very guilty and sad about something you have done (12 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/remorse

Random House Dictionary:

remorse

deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction. | [obsolete] pity; compassion. (10 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/remorse

Britannica Encyclopedia:

rue [plant genus]

any plant of the genus Ruta, of the family Rutaceae, comprising 40 species of perennial shrubs and herbs native to Eurasia and the Canary Islands. ... (25 of 75 words, 2 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

rue | Dictamnus alba [species]

common name for various members of the family Rutaceae, a large group of plants distributed throughout temperate and tropical regions and most ... (22 of 362 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

remorse

a strong feeling of guilt and regret (7 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700383​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

remorse

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French remors (French remords), from Medieval Latin remorsum, from neuter past participle of Latin remordere "to vex, ... (21 of 54 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=remorse

Merriam-Webster:

remorse

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French remors, from Medieval Latin remorsus, from Late Latin, act of biting again, from Latin ... (20 of 29 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

remorse

Origin: First attested circa 14th century, from Old French remors, from Medieval Latin remorsum, from Latin remordeō ("I torment, I vex,", literally "I bite back") from re- + mordeō ("I bite").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/remorse

American Heritage Dictionary:

remorse

Origin: Middle English remors, from Old French, from Medieval Latin remorsum, from neuter past participle of Latin remordēre, to ... (18 of 29 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

remorse

Origin: Middle English remors from Old French from Late Latin remorsus from Latin, past participle of remordere from re-, again + ... (20 of 24 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

remorse

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French remors, from medieval Latin remorsus, from Latin remordere "vex", from re- ... (17 of 23 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/remorse

Collins Dictionary:

remorse

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin remorsus a gnawing, from Latin remordēre to bite again, from re- + mordēre to bite

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/remorse

Encarta Dictionary:

remorse

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French remors from Latin remordere "to torment" from mordere "to bite"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700383​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

remorse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "remorse"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/remorse

Macmillan British Dictionary:

remorse [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "remorse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/remorse

Macmillan American Dictionary:

remorse [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "remorse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/remorse

Cambridge Dictionary:

remorse [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "remorse"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "remorse"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/remorse

the Free Dictionary:

remorse

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "remorse"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "remorse"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "remorse" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/remorse

Google Dictionary:

remorse

Audio: English pronunciation of "remorse"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

remorse

Audio: North American pronunciation of "remorse"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=remors​01 word=remorse

YourDictionary Audio:

remorse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "remorse" by speech synthesizer

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