- adj1. remorseful, contrite, regretful, penitent, repentant, penitential; sorrowful, grieved, sad, mournful, doleful, rueful, sorry, apologetic; self-reproaching, self-reproving, self-blaming, self-accusing, self-condemning, conscience-stricken, troubled, guilt-stricken, shamed, embarrassed, humiliated.2. uneasy, hesitating, hesitant, reluctant, unwilling, disinclined, loath; conscience-stricken, qualmish, apprehensive, fearful, troubled, worried, alarmed, suspicious.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.