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Definition of "remorse" []

  • Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret. See Synonyms at penitence. (noun)
  • Obsolete Compassion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "remorse" in a sentence
  • "The reason that FNC is doing so well while some committed-left media operations are failing is what I call the remorse factor."
  • "The whole voice mail was clearly a product of the kind of uncorked rage that always ends in remorse and sorrow, but it was not entirely witless."
  • "Oscar, the definition of remorse is "a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs"."