feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
- He was to be contrite and wish to be reconciled.
- He made a contrite apology.
- The look she gave Anna was guilty and contrite.
- She was contrite the whole morning after her angry outburst.
She was miserably contrite, saying that she had no excuse.出自： L. Woolf
His manner..became apologetic, civilized, almost contrite.出自： W. Styron