Definition of


  1. (noun, feeling) a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

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Synonyms of Remorse

compunction, self-reproach

Alternate forms of Remorse

Hyponyms: guilt, guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience, penance, penitence, repentance

Hypernyms: regret, rue, ruefulness, sorrow

Origin of the word Remorse

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. remors (Fr. remords), from M.L. remorsum, from neut. pp. of L. remordere "to vex, disturb," lit. "to bite back," from re- "again" + mordere "to bite" (see smart (v.)). The sense evolution was via the M.L. phrase remorsus conscienti? (translated into M.E. as ayenbite of inwit). more

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Words that sound like Remorse

re-emerge, rein orchis, remark, remarriage, rima oris, roman arch, run a risk

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