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British pronunciation of 

contrite

view main entry for contrite adjective  /ˈkɒntraɪt/ /kənˈtraɪt/
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derived words

contritely

adverb

contrition

  /kənˈtrɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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