Word of the Day: Contrite

contrite con-trite / kən-trīt, kŏntrīt   adjective 1. arising from a sense of guilt or regret Judge Jackie Glass said Simpson’s contrite words in court were not as powerful as his angry words, as caught on tape, during the confrontation. “O J Simpson gets at least 15 years for robbery, kidnapping”, ‘The Times of India’, December 6, 2008   2. feeling regret and sorrow; remorseful; penitent Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Saint Augustine, 354 – 430