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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: remors, from Latin remordere 'to bite again'

remorse

noun
     
re‧morse [uncountable]
a strong feeling of being sorry that you have done something very bad [↪ regret]:
Throughout the trial, he had shown no remorse.
remorse for
She felt a pang of remorse for what she had done.
be full of remorse/be filled with remorse
Filled with remorse, Dillon decided to resign.
remorseful adjective
remorsefully adverb

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