1. Moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret. See Synonyms at penitence.
2. Obsolete Compassion.
[Middle English remors, from Old French, from Medieval Latin remorsum, from neuter past participle of Latin remordēre, to torment : re-, re- + mordēre, to bite; see mer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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