how to pronounce contrition


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contrition is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of contrition in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… apologizes shows contrition backs an …”

meanings of contrition


  1. The state of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse.
  2. The act of grinding or rubbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.

contrition frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word contrition occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics contrition can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that contrition can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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