remorse

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
re•morse /rɪˈmɔrs/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]

    deep regret for having done something wrong:The killer seemed to have no remorse for what he had done.
re•morse•ful, adj. 
re•morse•ful•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
re•morse  (ri môrs), 
n. 
  1. deep and painful regret for wrongdoing;
    compunction.
  2. [Obs.]pity;
    compassion.
Etymology:
  • Medieval Latin remorsus, equivalent. to Latin remord(ere) to bite again, vex, nag (re- re- + mordere to bite) + -tus suffix of verb, verbal action, with dt s; see mordant
  • Middle French remors
  • Middle English 1325–75
1 . contrition. See regret. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

remorse /rɪˈmɔːs/ n
  1. a sense of deep regret and guilt for some misdeed
  2. compunction; pity; compassion
Etymology: 14th Century: from Medieval Latin remorsus a gnawing, from Latin remordēre to bite again, from re- + mordēre to bite

reˈmorseful adj reˈmorsefully adv reˈmorsefulness n



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