Translation of contrite in Spanish:


arrepentido, adj.

Pronunciation /kənˈtraɪt/ /ˈkɑntraɪt/ /kənˈtrʌɪt/ /ˈkɒntrʌɪt/

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    contrito literary
    • I am truly contrite, penitent, repentant, remorseful and steeped in the tears of my regretfulness.
    • It was a dramatic change in tone, a contrite president uncharacteristically admitting a major failure.
    • It was striking, although its tone was less contrite than last week's recantation.
    • He then issued a contrite public apology for his ‘foolish mistake’ before frantically trying to avoid being tracked down by the media.
    • He is very contrite and so sorry and we hug and he tells me he loves me and is so sorry and also is crying.
    • Prisons are designed to transform a regretted crime into contrite behavior through penalties and punishment.
    • She tried to ignore how adorable he looked, all contrite and repentant.
    • Some were contrite, and apologized directly to the families of those they had murdered.
    • He knew he was supposed to be feeling suitably contrite and sorry, but there was nothing.
    • I am immensely contrite, and I am sorry for the damage that I've done.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • As apologies go, it was about as contrite as you can get.
    • I guess this is the point where I should be contrite and say I was ashamed of myself, but I wasn't.
    • I will say that Dolly was contrite over the affair, almost apologetic in fact.
    • I know the members of the morning show are truly contrite.
    • ‘It was also clear that he was genuinely contrite and that he had never previously been in any kind of trouble with the police,’ he said.
    • 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.
    • You can even sell it as a contrite new dedication to safety.
    • Maybe he's already rehearsing for a contrite resignation.