英 [kən'traɪt; 'kɒntraɪt]
con-, 强调。-trit, 转，磨，词源同turn, detergent. 此处用于比喻义，指磨心的，内心不安的。
- contrite (adj.)
- c. 1300, from Old French contrit and directly from Latin contritus, literally "worn out, ground to pieces," past participle of conterere "to grind," from com- "together" (see com-) + terere "to rub" (see throw (v.)). Used in English in figurative sense of "crushed in spirit by a sense of sin." Related: Contritely.
- 1. She was instantly contrite. "Oh, I am sorry! You must forgive me."
- 2. I tried to look contrite.
- 3. He was to be contrite and wish to be reconciled.
- 4. The look she gave Anna was guilty and contrite.
- 5. As to all the rest, he was humble and contrite.
- 至于平时, 他总是低首下心,深自负疚的样子.
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