1
[ adjective ] feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

Related terms

penitent

2
[ adjective ] feeling or expressing sorrow or pity

Examples

"a pitying observer threw his coat around her shoulders" "let him perish without a pitying thought of ours wasted upon him"- Thomas De Quincey

Used in print

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

Never in my life have I felt so remorseful about anything I 've done as I did about spending that night with my own wife .

Related terms

penitent compassionate

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