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contrite
used in The Guardian

2 uses
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Definition
feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense
  • He smiled, looking contrite, a kid with his hand caught in the cookie jar.
    Eleven (87% in)
contrite = feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense
  • He sounded both sincere and contrite, but she held up her hands to stop him.
    Seventeen (49% in)

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