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[kəntɹˈa͡ɪt], [kəntɹˈa‍ɪt], [k_ə_n_t_ɹ_ˈaɪ_t]

Synonyms for Contrite:

humble (adjective)

abashed, apologetic, homely, humble, meek, mild, modest, plain, plebeian, self-effacing, selfless, sheepish, submissive, unassuming, unobtrusive, unpretentious.

penitent (adjective)

atoning, penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, self-reproaching.

regretful (adjective)

grieving, lamenting, mourning, rueful, shameful, sorrowful.

Other synonyms and related words:

Compunctious, abject, afflict, anxious, apart, ashamed, attritional, awful, bad, beastly, bewail, bitter, black, blighted, broke, broken, broken friendship, chastened, conscience-smitten, conscience-stricken, contravene, cracked, dark, dejected, deplorable, deplore, depressing, diffident, dingy, disappointed, disconnected, dismal, distressed, distressing, doing penance, drab, dreadful, dreary, embarrassed, evil, foolish, gloomy, grief-stricken, guilt-ridden, guilty, hangdog, humbled, humiliated, lamentable, lousy, melted, meritless, mortified, mournful, not continuous, pathetic, penitential, penitentiary, pitiful, pitying, red-faced, regret, repent, repenting, rotten, ruined financially, ruthful, sad, self-accusing, self-convicted, self-reproachful, shame-faced, shamed, shamefaced, softened, sorry, strained, subjugated, sundered, tainted, terrible, tighten, tongue-tied, touched, uncomfortable, unfortunate, unlucky, upset, utilise, violate, violated, wasted, without merit, woeful.

Rhymes for Contrite:

  1. mite, flight, sleight, knight, fright, night, white, bright, write, right, cite, lite, quite, rite, smite, fight, wright, spite, might, kite, tight, plight, reit, sight, light, height, site, wight, trite, blight, bite, sprite, slight;
  2. forthright, aright, upright, invite, recite, incite, ignite, tonight, delight, uptight, polite, indict, excite, rewrite, indite, alight, alright, despite, outright;
  3. reunite, overnight;

Quotes for Contrite:

  1. The tender heart, the broken and contrite spirit, are to me far above all the joys that I could ever hope for in this vale of tears. Charles Simeon.