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contrite
used in In Cold Blood

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Definition
feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense
  • Cullivan probed, trying to gauge the depth of what he assumed would be Perry's contrition.
    4 — The Corner (43% in)
contrition = sorrow or regret for a fault or offense

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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