A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning.
, date=December 14
, author=Steven Morris
, title=Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave
, passage=Jailing her on Wednesday, magistrate Liz Clyne told Robins: "You have shown little remorse
either for the death of the kitten or the trauma to your former friend Sarah Knutton." She was also banned from keeping animals for 10 years.}}
* 1897 , ,"
(obsolete) Sorrow; pity; compassion.
* 1597 , , King John , act 4, sc. 3,
- Failure, disgrace, poverty, sorrow, despair, suffering, tears even, the broken words that come from lips in pain, remorse that makes one walk on thorns, conscience that condemns . . . —all these were things of which I was afraid.
- This is the bloodiest shame,
- The wildest savagery, the vilest stroke,
- That ever wall-eyed wrath or staring rage
- Presented to the tears of soft remorse .
* (regret or sadness for doing wrong) agenbite, compunction, contrition, penitence, repentance, self-reproach
* See also
(Terms derived from "remorse")
* buyer's remorse
* regret, sadness
From (etyl) gilt, gult, from (etyl) . See (l).
Responsibility for wrongdoing.
Awareness of having done wrong.
The fact of having done wrong.
(legal) The state of having been found guilty or admitted guilt in legal proceedings.
* guilt trip
From (etyl) gilten, gylten, from (etyl) .
(obsolete) To commit offenses; act criminally.
To cause someone to feel guilt, particularly in order to influence their behaviour.
* 1988 , , Healing the shame that binds you ,
- He didn't want to do it, but his wife guilted him into it.
* 1992 , , Codependent No More: how to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself ,
- Shame based parents would have guilted him for expressing anger.
* 1995 , , True Betrayals ,
- We don't have to be manipulated, guilted , coerced, or forced into anything.
- But I won't be threatened or bribed or guilted into giving up something that's important to me.