Dictionary: RE-MORD'EN-CY – RE-MU'GI-ENT

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Compunction; remorse. – Killingbeck.

RE-MORSE', n. [remors'; L. remorsus, from remordeo.]

  1. The keen pain or anguish excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed. – Clarendon.
  2. Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion. Curse on th' unpard'ning prince, whom tears can draw / To no remorse. – Dryden. [This sense is nearly or quite obsolete.]


Feeling remorse or compunction. [Not used.] – Bp. Hall.

RE-MORSE-FUL', a. [remors'ful.]

  1. Full of remorse. – Bp. Hall.
  2. Compassionate; feeling tenderly. [Not in use.] – Shak.
  3. Pitiable. [Not in use.] – Chapman.


With remorse of conscience.

RE-MORSE-LESS, a. [remors'less.]

Unpitying; cruel; insensible to distress; as, the remorseless deep. – Milton. Remorseless adversaries. – South.

RE-MORSE-LESS-LY, adv. [remors'lessly.]

Without remorse. – South.

RE-MORSE-LESS-NESS, n. [remors'lessness.]

Savage cruelty; insensibility to distress. – Beaum.

RE-MOTE', a. [L. remotus, removeo; re and moveo, to move.]

  1. Distant in place; not near; as, a remote country; a remote people. Give me a life remote from guilty courts. – Granville.
  2. Distant in time, past or future; as, remote antiquity. Every man is apt to think the time of his dissolution to be remote.
  3. Distant; not immediate. It is not all remote and even apparent good that affects us. – Locke.
  4. Distant; primary; not proximate; as, the remote causes of a disease.
  5. Alien; foreign; not agreeing with; as, a proposition remote from reason. – Locke.
  6. Abstracted; as, the mind placed by thought amongst or remote from all bodies. – Locke.
  7. Distant in consanguinity or affinity; as, a remote kinsman.
  8. Slight; inconsiderable; as, a remote analogy between cases; a remote resemblance in form or color.

RE-MOTE'LY, adv.

  1. At a distance in space or time; not nearly.
  2. At a distance in consanguinity or affinity.
  3. Slightly; in a small degree; as, to be remotely affected by an event.


  1. State of being distant in space or time; distance; as, the remoteness of a kingdom or of a star; the remoteness of the deluge from our age; the remoteness of a future event, of an evil or of success.
  2. Distance in consanguinity or affinity.
  3. Distance in operation or efficiency; as, the remoteness of causes.
  4. Slightness; smallness; as, remoteness of resemblance.


The act of removing; the state of being removed to a distance. [Little used.] – Shak. Brown.

RE-MOUNT', v.i.

To mount again; to reascend. – Woodward.

RE-MOUNT', v.t. [Fr: remonter; re and monter.]

To mount again; as, to remount a horse.


The capacity of being removable from an office or station; capacity of being displaced.

RE-MOV'A-BLE, a. [from remove.]

  1. That may be removed from an office or station. Such curate is removable at the pleasure of the rector of the mother church. – Ayliffe.
  2. That may be removed from one place to another.


  1. The act of moving from one place to another for residence; as, the removal of a family.
  2. The act of displacing from an office or post.
  3. The act of curing or putting away; as, the removal of a disease.
  4. The state of being removed; change of place. – Locke.
  5. The act of putting an end to; as, the removal of a grievance.

RE-MOVE', n.

  1. Change of place. – Chapman.
  2. Translation of one to the place of another. – Shak.
  3. State of being removed. – Locke.
  4. Act of moving a man in chess or other game.
  5. Departure; a going away. Waller.
  6. The act of changing place; removal. – Bacon.
  7. A step in any scale of gradation. A freeholder is but one remove from a legislator. Addison.
  8. Any indefinite distance; as, a small or great remove. – Rogers.
  9. The act of putting a horse's shoes on different feet. – Swift.
  10. A dish to be changed while the rest of the course remains. – Johnson.
  11. Susceptibility of being removed. [Not in use.] – Glanville.

RE-MOVE, v.i.

  1. To change place in any manner.
  2. To go from one place to another. – Prior.
  3. To change the place of residence; as, to remove from New York to Philadelphia. [Note. The verb remove, in most of its applications, is synonymous with move, but not in all. Thus we do not apply remove to a mere change of posture, without a change of place or the seat of a thing. A man moves his head when he turns it, or his finger when he bends it, but he does not remove it. Remove usually or always denotes a change of place in a body, but we never apply it to a regular continued course or motion. We never say, the wind or water or a ship removes at a certain rate by the hour; but we say, a ship was removed from one place in a harbor to another. Move is a generic term, including the sense of remove, which is more generally applied to a change from one station or permanent position, stand or seat, to another station.]

RE-MOVE', v.t. [L. removeo; re and moveo, to move; Fr. remuer; It. rimuovere; Sp. remover.]

  1. To cause to change place; to put from its place in any manner; as, to remove a building. Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark. – Deut. xix.
  2. To displace from an office.
  3. To take or put away in any manner; to cause to leave a person or thing; to banish or destroy; as, to remove a disease or complaint. Remove sorrow from thine heart. – Eccles. xi.
  4. To carry from one court to another; as, to remove a cause or suit by appeal.
  5. To take from the present state of being; as, to remove one by death.

RE-MOV'ED, pp.

  1. Changed in place; carried to a distance; displaced from office; placed far off.
  2. adj. Remote; separate from others. – Shak.


State of being removed; remoteness. – Shak.


One that removes; as, a remover of landmarks. – Bacon.

RE-MOV'ING, ppr.

Changing place; carrying or going from one place to another; displacing; banishing.

RE-MU'GI-ENT, a. [L. remugio.]

Rebellowing. – More.