English to German Meaning :: contrite

Contrite :
zerknirscht
zerknirscht, reuig, reumütig, bußfertig - zerknirschtzerknirschtzerknirschtcontriteness
 
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Adjective(1) feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

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(1) There's nothing wrong with putting your hand up, accepting that you've made a big mistake and saying sorry in an honest, contrite declaration.(2) And so he does not drop to his knees, he is not contrite , he does not sit in the church with the grieving parents and wives and children.(3) It was a dramatic change in tone, a contrite president uncharacteristically admitting a major failure.(4) Prisons are designed to transform a regretted crime into contrite behavior through penalties and punishment.(5) He knew he was supposed to be feeling suitably contrite and sorry, but there was nothing.(6) Some were contrite , and apologized directly to the families of those they had murdered.(7) It was striking, although its tone was less contrite than last week's recantation.(8) I am immensely contrite , and I am sorry for the damage that I've done.(9) I know the members of the morning show are truly contrite .(10) I am truly contrite , penitent, repentant, remorseful and steeped in the tears of my regretfulness.(11) Maybe he's already rehearsing for a contrite resignation.(12) She tried to ignore how adorable he looked, all contrite and repentant.(13) ÔÇÿIt was also clear that he was genuinely contrite and that he had never previously been in any kind of trouble with the police,ÔÇÖ he said.(14) I guess this is the point where I should be contrite and say I was ashamed of myself, but I wasn't.(15) Compare and contrast this contrite pose with the self-same penitent jailbound all over again last year as a result of felling two motorists during a wee spell of road rage.(16) I will say that Dolly was contrite over the affair, almost apologetic in fact.
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Synonyms
Adjective
1. remorseful ::
reumütig
2. repentant ::
reuig
3. penitent ::
Büßer
5. sorry ::
Es tut uns leid
6. apologetic ::
entschuldigend
7. rueful ::
reumütig
8. sheepish ::
verlegen
9. hangdog ::
zerknirscht
10. ashamed ::
beschämt
12. shamefaced ::
beschämt
13. conscience-stricken ::
Gewissen geplagten
14. guilt-ridden ::
Schuld-ridden
Antonyms
1. impenitent ::
reuelos
Different Forms
contrite, contritely, contriteness
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