(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. rueful, regretful, penitent; sympathetic, sorrowful; pitiful, deplorable; shabby, paltry, wretched, mean. See penitence. Ant., impenitent, unsympathetic.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Penitent]
Syn. contrite, repentant, conscience-stricken, remorseful, conscience-smitten, regretful, compunctious, touched, self-accusing, melted, sorrowful, apologetic, self-condemnatory, softened.
2. [Inadequate in quantity or quality]
Syn. poor, paltry, trifling, cheap, mean, shabby, scrubby, stunted, small, trivial, unimportant, beggarly, insignificant, dismal, pitiful, worthless, despicable; see also inadequate 1 .
Ant. plentiful*, adequate, enough.
3. [Sad]
Syn. grieved, mournful, melancholy; see sad 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. contrite remorseful, regretful, conscience-stricken, compunctious, guilt-ridden, apologetic, repentant, penitent, ashamed.
2. sorrowful pitying, commiserative, sympathetic, empathetic.
3. poor inferior, cheap, bad, *crappy, worthless, pitiful, pathetic, paltry, mean.
ANT.: 1. proud, delighted, pleased. 2. uncaring, indifferent. 3. superior, excellent
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Expressing or inclined to express an apology: apologetic, contrite, penitent, regretful, repentant. See REGRET. 2. Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds: compunctious, contrite, penitent, penitential, regretful, remorseful, repentant. See REGRET. 3. Disturbing because of failure to measure up to a standard or produce the desired results: disappointing, unlucky. See HAPPY.

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