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Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for a couple of days it'd die of remorse on the third.
Malcolm Lowry

Meaning of "remorse" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REMORSE

From Medieval Latin remorsus a gnawing, from Latin remordēre to bite again, from re- + mordēre to bite.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REMORSE

remorse  [rɪˈmɔːs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REMORSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Remorse is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REMORSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

remorse

Remorse

Remorse is an emotional expression of personal regret felt by a person after they have committed an act which they deem to be shameful, hurtful, or violent. Remorse is closely allied to guilt and self-directed resentment. When a person regrets an earlier action or failure to act, it may be because of remorse or in response to various other consequences, including being punished for the act or omission. In a legal context, the perceived remorse of an offender is assessed by Western justice systems during trials, sentencing, parole hearings, and in restorative justice. However, it has been pointed out that epistemological problems arise in assessing an offender's level of remorse. A person who is incapable of feeling remorse is often labelled with antisocial personality disorder - as characterized in the DSM IV-TR. In general, a person needs to be unable to feel fear, as well as remorse, in order to develop psychopathic traits. Legal and business professions such as insurance have done research on the expression of remorse via apologies, primarily because of the potential litigation and financial implications.

Definition of remorse in the English dictionary

The definition of remorse in the dictionary is a sense of deep regret and guilt for some misdeed. Other definition of remorse is compunction; pity; compassion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REMORSE


amorce
əˈmɔːs
coarse
kɔːs
corse
kɔːs
course
kɔːs
discourse
ˈdɪskɔːs
divorce
dɪˈvɔːs
endorse
ɪnˈdɔːs
enforce
ɪnˈfɔːs
force
fɔːs
horse
hɔːs
matter-of-course
ˈmætərəvˌkɔːs
morse
mɔːs
outsource
ˌaʊtˈsɔːs
premorse
prɪˈmɔːs
recourse
rɪˈkɔːs
reinforce
ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs
resource
rɪˈzɔːs
sauce
sɔːs
source
sɔːs
workforce
ˈwɜːkˌfɔːs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REMORSE

remonstrator
remonstratory
remontant
remontoir
remontoire
remora
remoralisation
remoralise
remoralization
remoralize
remorseful
remorsefully
remorsefulness
remorseless
remorselessly
remorselessness
remortgage
remote
remote access
remote control

WORDS THAT END LIKE REMORSE

Crazy Horse
dark horse
for the worse
go from bad to worse
iron horse
Master of the Horse
Norse
put the cart before the horse
quarter horse
racehorse
rocking horse
seahorse
Tennessee Walking Horse
to get off your high horse
Trojan Horse
white horse
Whitehorse
wild horse
workhorse
worse

Synonyms and antonyms of remorse in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REMORSE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «remorse» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of remorse

Translation of «remorse» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REMORSE

Find out the translation of remorse to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of remorse from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «remorse» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

懊悔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

remordimiento
570 millions of speakers

English

remorse
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पछतावा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَدَم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

раскаяние
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

remorso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুশোচনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

remords
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penyesalan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Reue
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

良心の呵責
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

깊은 후회
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Remorse
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự ăn năn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனஉலைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पश्चात्ताप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vicdan azabı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rimorso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyrzuty sumienia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

каяття
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

remușcare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τύψεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

berou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ånger
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of remorse

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REMORSE»

The term «remorse» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.883 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REMORSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «remorse» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «remorse» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about remorse

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10 QUOTES WITH «REMORSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word remorse.
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Jayson Blair
Well the first thing I'd say is that I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do to show my remorse other than to say that I'm remorseful.
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William C. Bryant
Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.
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Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
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Kevin Costner
I don't have a seller's remorse about how I've lived.
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Miep Gies
Permanent remorse about failing to do your human duty, in my opinion, can be worse than losing your life.
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Robert D. Hare
Psychopaths view any social exchange as a 'feeding opportunity,' a contest or a test of wills in which there can be only one winner. Their motives are to manipulate and take, ruthlessly and without remorse.
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Anita Loos
Show business is the best possible therapy for remorse.
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Malcolm Lowry
Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for a couple of days it'd die of remorse on the third.
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Martin Mull
It really is a day job, and it also seems to have virtually disappeared-with no remorse, really. It gives me more time to paint.
10
Lyn Nofziger
I cannot show remorse because I do not believe I am guilty.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REMORSE»

Discover the use of remorse in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to remorse and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Without Remorse
John Kelly, an ordinary man, crosses the lines of justice and morality and becomes the legendary Mr. Clark of the CIA, a man of ruthless and brilliant cunning, whose merciless work during an all-out war game is done with complete human ...
Tom Clancy, 1994
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Remorse: Psychological and Jurisprudential Perspectives
In Remorse, Proeve and Tudor have created a volume that will benefit both theorists and practitioners within the fields of law and psychology, by bringing together relevant scholarship and insights of neighbouring disciplines to advance ...
Dr Michael Proeve, Dr Steven Tudor, 2013
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Remorse and Reparation
Such questions, and the complex relationship between remorse, shame, guilt and attempts at reparation, are discussed in this authoritative work.This volume is the first comprehensive attempt to bring together both forensic clinicians and ...
Murray Cox, 1999
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No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of John Wallace
In No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of the Killer John Wallace, bestselling nonfiction author Dot Moore explores not only that fateful night, but also the events that brought John Wallace to that point -- the death of his father when Wallace ...
Dot Moore, 2011
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Court of Remorse: Inside the International Criminal Tribunal ...
A must-read for those who want to understand the dynamics of international criminal tribunals, Court of Remorse reveals both the possibilities and the challenges of prosecuting human rights violations.
Thierry Cruvellier, 2010
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Without remorse: Czech national socialism in late-Habsburg ...
This book examines the rise of Czech radical nationalism at a time of maturing mass political mobilization and intense social and political conflict.
T. Mills Kelly, 2006
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No Remorse
His best friend's daughter has been abducted in Mexico. This is no ordinary kidnap for ransom. But then, Lee McCloud is no ordinary man.
Ian Walkley, 2012
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No Regrets: Remorse in Classical Antiquity
This is the first sustained study examining how the emotions of remorse and regret were manifested in Greek and Roman public life.
Laurel Fulkerson, 2013
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With No Remorse
Black Ops, Inc. operative Luke – Doc Holliday – Colter is taking some much needed down-time, making his way across the Peruvian Andes via rail, when banditos attack the moving train in the midnight hours.
Cindy Gerard, 2011
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Stainless heart: the wisdom of remorse
The guilty will find comfort and direction in this clear and compassionate book.
Clélia Vahni, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REMORSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term remorse is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mom in freezer case pleads guilty, has 'no remorse'
DETROIT — A Detroit mother pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the deaths of her two children whose bodies were discovered in the deep freezer at the ... «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
2
Mum has 'no remorse' for killing kids
A US woman pleaded guilty Monday to killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a home freezer, telling a judge that she had no remorse for beating ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
3
Buyer's remorse: Which new cars do owners regret purchasing?
WOBURN, Mass. - Most people have experienced buyer's remorse — that feeling of regret that sets in after spending money on something. That disappointment ... «WXYZ, May 15»
4
Seth MacFarlane's 'Blunt Talk' & 'Survivor's Remorse' Get August …
Starz has slotted Saturday, August 22, for the premiere of Seth MacFarlane's new live-action comedy series Blunt Talk and the return of Survivor's Remorse. «Deadline, May 15»
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'Survivor's Remorse' Star Is Set To Fill Will Smith's Shoes In …
That will be Jessie Usher, best known for his role on Starz's Survivor's Remorse, where he plays a pro basketball player, instead of the savior of mankind. «The Urban Daily, Mar 15»
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ICC World Cup: `No remorse` Suranga Lakmal fined for bowling …
Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was fined Sunday for firing two successive beamers at England`s Jos Buttler, an action for which he showed "no remorse" ... «Zee News, Mar 15»
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Jubilant thugs jump for joy after crocodile tears convince judge of …
Two thugs grinned and punched the air for joy after walking free from court moments after convincing a judge of their “genuine remorse” over a brutal assault. «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
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Japan's Abe to express 'remorse' but not 'retrospection' on World War II
Tokyo — Expressions of remorse by a national leader for atrocities committed by his country within living memory should not create a diplomatic sensation. «Christian Science Monitor, Jan 15»
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Crusader: No Remorse is now free on Origin
The addition of Crusader: No Remorse to Origin's On the House program may not be as big a deal as that of, say, Dragon Age: Origins. It's almost 20 years old, ... «PC Gamer, Oct 14»
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LeBron James Produced 'Survivor's Remorse' Renewed For Season …
Less than a week after it first hit the court, Survivor's Remorse is already set to come back for another season. The Lebron James executive produced series of ... «Deadline.com, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Remorse [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/remorse>. Sep 2020 ».
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