contrition contrition  /kən ˈtrɪ ʃən/


  • (n) sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation



  1. Until that day, or the day when he shows true contrition, Alomar deserves our contempt, not our applause.
  2. Plenty hard, it seems, since somewhere in the course of our fin de sicle excess, we corrupted the culture of contrition as well.
  3. It is the peace that ensues upon contrition when contrition ensues upon knowledge of the truth.


  • Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia Meet for First Time Since 'Fried Chicken' Remarks

    Say what you want about Sergio Garcia, but the Spanish golfer has been making every attempt to show his remorse for making an infamously insensitive remark about Tiger Woods .   Garcia's latest step of contrition, as ESPN's  Bob Harig  reports, was to meet Tiger face-to-face on the driving range of Merion Golf Club, the home  of this week's U.S. Open. The two had a brief exchange and handshake ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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  1. "I believed too readily in Baker's contrition, and in our ability to treat and monitor him effectively," the cardinal said. "The past has informed the present, however, and I have made sure that our sexual abuse prevention policies and...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Cardinal Roger Mahony Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  2. "What was missing was any sense of contrition for past mistakes and an ability to translate words into action," Hague said.
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: William Hague Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He has shown contrition," said Hudson. "But on the legal side he has not shown the element of accepting responsibility."
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Henry Hudson Source: Reuters Canada

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