remorse

noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, genuine, great, real
… OF REMORSE
pang, stab
VERB + REMORSE
be filled with, be full of, be overcome with, be stricken with, feel, have, suffer

She knew that the next day she would be full of remorse.

I suffered no remorse.

display, express, show
PREPOSITION
without remorse

He died without remorse.

remorse at

He felt some remorse at his actions.

remorse for

She was filled with remorse for the crime.

remorse over

She felt a sharp pang of remorse over the incident.

PHRASES
buyer's remorse (= after buying sth that you do not really need, like, etc.) (esp. AmE)

After spending $720 on the shoes, she suffered buyer's remorse.

a feeling of remorse

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  • Remorse — Re*morse (r?*m?rs ), n. [OE. remors, OF. remors,F. remords, LL. remorsus, fr. L. remordere, remorsum, to bite again or back, to torment; pref. re re + mordere to bite. See {Morsel}.] 1. The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remorse — [ri môrs′] n. [ME remors < OFr < LL remorsus < L, pp. of remordere < re , again + mordere, to bite: see MORDANT] 1. a deep, torturing sense of guilt felt over a wrong that one has done; self reproach 2. pity; compassion: now only in… …   English World dictionary

  • remorse — noun anguish, chagrin, compunction, concern, conscience, conscientia mala, contriteness, contrition, disquiet, feelings of guilt, grief, pangs of conscience, penitence, regret, regretfulness, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self accusation, self …   Law dictionary

  • remorse — 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 (Cf. smart) (v.)). The sense evolution was via the M.L. phrase remorsus… …   Etymology dictionary

  • remorse — *penitence, repentance, contrition, attrition, compunction Analogous words: regret, *sorrow, grief: *qualm, scruple, compunction, demur …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remorse — [n] guilty or bad conscience anguish, attrition, compassion, compunction, contriteness, contrition, grief, guilt, pangs of conscience*, penance, penitence, penitency, pity, regret, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, ruefulness, self reproach, shame …   New thesaurus

  • remorse — ► NOUN ▪ deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed. ORIGIN Latin remorsus, from mordere to bite …   English terms dictionary

  • Remorse — This article is about the emotion. For the episode of the TV series House, see Remorse (House). Remorse is an emotional expression of personal regret felt by a person after he or she has committed an act which they deem to be shameful, hurtful,… …   Wikipedia

  • remorse — n. 1) to display, show remorse 2) to express; feel remorse 3) bitter, deep, profound remorse 4) a feeling; twinge of remorse 5) remorse for, over (he displayed no remorse for his crimes) * * * [rɪ mɔːs] deep feel remorse profound remorse show… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • remorse — re|morse [rıˈmo:s US o:rs] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: remors, from Latin remordere to bite again ] a strong feeling of being sorry that you have done something very bad →↑regret ▪ Throughout the trial, he had shown no remorse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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