- /kənˈtɹɪʃən/, /k@n"trIS@n/
- The state of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse; deep sorrow and repentance for sin either because sin is displeasing to God or arising from love of God; humble penitence through repentance.
- The act of grinding or rubbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.
contrition in Lithuanian: Atgaila (krikščionybėje)
contrition in Portuguese: Contrição
contrition in Slovenian: Kesanje
abject apology, acknowledgment, apologies, apology, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bitterness, breast-beating, compunction, confession, contriteness, excuse, grief, mea culpa, penance, penitence, penitently, regret, regretfulness, regrets, regretting, remorse, remorse of conscience, remorsefulness, repentance, repining, rue, ruth, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, shamefulness, sorriness, sorrow, wistfulness