Etymology
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remorseful (adj.)

"characterized by remorse, burdened with a painful sense of guilt and penitence due to consciousness of guilt," 1590s, from remorse + -ful. Related: Remorsefully; remorsefulness.

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Definitions of remorseful

remorseful (adj.)
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses;
Synonyms: contrite / rueful / ruthful
From wordnet.princeton.edu